Leeds United have been installed second favourites to seal a swoop for Bradford striker Charlie Wyke before the end of the January transfer window, according to the latest bookmakers’ odds.
BetVictor have priced the Whites at 4/1 to snap up Wyke, 25, within the next week after the Mirror reported in their live transfer blog on Wednesday [11:15am] that a clutch of Championship teams are interested in the Valley Parade powerhouse forward.
It was understood that Middlesbrough were eyeing up a move for the centre-forward, who is said to be valued at £5million by Bradford manager Stuart McCall, and the Riversiders have been made 2/1 favourites to snap him up.
Sunderland (6/1) and Norwich (8/1) are also in the running to sign Wyke while Hull (10/1) and Nottingham Forest (12/1) are among the outsiders with a week left to go before the transfer window slams shut.
Wyke has been in prolific form for Bradford this season, scoring 13 goals in 29 appearances across all competitions, as well as supplying seven assists.
The Mirror claims that Tony Pulis is started to keep tabs on the ex-Carlisle striker, known for his physical abilities, as he is not keen on starting Ashley Fletcther up front.
Leeds are widely thought to be in the hunt for another striker this month and at £5million, Wyke could be well inside their price range.
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