By Danny Wright
Leeds are on the verge of completing the signing of striker Jay-Roy Grot, according to a reliable journalist.
Yorkshire Evening Post reporter Phil Hay claimed on his personal Twitter account on Tuesday night that Grot, 19, is travelling to England to put the finishing touches to his transfer to Leeds and will undergo a medical on Wednesday.
It also also understood that the current NEC Nijmegen striker will hold talks with the Whites, who are looking to bolster their strike force following the sale of Chris Wood to Burnley for £15million.
Christiansen hopeful he'll have a new striker on the books before Forest. Wouldn't comment on Grot, who's here for talks/medical tomorrow
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) August 22, 2017
Hay indirectly quoted Leeds boss Thomas Christiansen as saying that he is “hopeful” of signing a new striker before the club’s trip to Nottingham Forest on Saturday, however he failed to make it clear who it may be.
Grot isn’t the only forward the Yorkshire club are looking at with Guardian Sport deputy news editor Ed Aarons claiming on his personal Twitter account on Monday that the Whites had also tabled a £6million bid for Middlesbrough attacker Rudy Gestede.
Football Insider Verdict
Grot has a good amount of experience for his age and most of it has come in the top-tier of Dutch football with NEC. He shouldn’t be costing Leeds too much money and is definitely one for the future who could potentially make his mark straight away at Elland Road. His purchase will no doubt cast no doubt over Souleymane Doukara’s future with the club, especially if Gestede is signed up as well. Caleb Ekuban seems to be Christiansen’s first choice striker now that Wood has gone, and he too could slip down the pecking order if he gets too much competition. Christiansen has to be careful that he isn’t signing too many players.