Leeds United face the threat of losing yet another good striker in the summer when Pierre-Michel Lasogga’s loan deal comes to an end.
Lasogga, 25, has found his groove at Elland Road in the past couple of months and many fans are eager to see the Hamburg forward extend his stay in West Yorkshire.
However if Victor Orta is unable to pull off the signing of the £50,000-a-week ace, with Leeds reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post to be paying £12,500-a-week of that, then there is a perfect replacement who is currently banging in goals left, right and centre at one of their Yorkshire rivals.
Oli McBurnie joined Barnsley on loan from Premier League club Swansea in the January transfer window and has wasted no time in getting settled down at Oakwell.
The 21-year-old Leeds-born forward has smashed five goals in his last five appearances and fits a very similar mould to Lasogga as he is a powerful striker who is absolutely lethal in front of goal when he has the chance.
The Premier League powerhouse has definitely proved that he has what it takes to impress in the Championship.
Sun reporter Alan Nixon claimed on his personal Twitter account in the summer that Leeds were interested in McBurnie, and with Paul Heckingbottom’s ties to Barnsley, there may be a way that the Elland Road boss can have some influence in making him switch to United.
In other Leeds United news, fans have demanded that this fringe player earns his first start of the league campaign against Wolves on Wednesday.