By Danny Wright

6th May, 2018 | 10:42am

Leeds must seal swoop for international forward on Jorge Mendes books, reportedly up for sale


Leeds United will almost certainly need a new centre-forward in the summer transfer window with Pierre-Michel Lasogga’s loan deal due to expire and the other options at Elland Road being well short of the required quality.

Director of football Victor Orta will again have a big control over the ins and outs at Leeds, so he must turn his attention to Norwich forward Nelson Oliviera, who is reportedly up sale in the summer.

Sun reporter Alan Nixon claimed on his personal Twitter account on Sunday that the Canaries will look to offload Oliveira, 26, over the coming weeks and months in a bid to raise some cash.

Leeds should certainly be taking a look at the 17-times Portugal international over the summer.

The former Benfica striker has a lot of experience in the Championship having also had a spell at Nottingham Forest in the past.

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This season has been difficult for the 26-year-old, who has clearly had some sort of issue with the club, which is why he has scored eight goals in 38 games across all competitions.

Oliveira is also on the books of super-agent Jorge Mendes, who Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani has already been in contact with ever since Mendes became involved at Molineux.

Leeds fans are in need of a striker with Championship experience. Oliveira has that and he also has a lot of untapped potential that he is bound to unleash as soon as he finds a club he is happy at.

In other Leeds United news, there has been major interest confirmed in this 32-goal striker wanted by the Whites.

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