Reliable Leeds journalist: England striker would love Leeds move
By Harvey Byrne
Current Crystal Palace striker Fraizer Campbell would love a move to Elland Road, according to a report.
Radio Yorkshire journalist and presenter Joe Rawson claimed on his personal Twitter account on Sunday afternoon that the one-time capped England international is a “Leeds lad” and would love a move to the Championship club.
The 28-year-old attacker was linked with a move to the Whites in February, although nothing materialised.
It is thought that Garry Monk is looking to add another striker to his side to supplement current spearheads Marcus Antonsson and Chris Wood.
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Kemar Roofe has also been signed from Oxford but the reigning League Two Player of the Year is more likely to be used in a wide role.
The experienced Campbell was once thought of as a bright prospect after breaking through the Manchester United youth ranks where he spent a year on-loan at Hull in the Championship before spending a season on loan at Tottenham in the Premier League.
However, the striker struggled to fulfil his early promise and moved on to Sunderland before joining Championship side Cardiff.
The striker earned a call-up to the England senior team in 2012 under interim manager Stuart Pearce and he made his debut as a substitute for Danny Welbeck in the 80th minute during England’s 3-2 loss against the Netherlands.
Campbell has since moved on to Crystal Palace, but has struggled to break into the Eagles side and last season he featured in just 15 matches in all competitions scoring two goals.
In other Leeds transfer news, the Whites are ready to sell Sol Bamba as Garry Monk steps up his overhaul of the club.