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291 minutes per goal: Leeds shouldn’t be looking to solve their striking problem with this man

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Leeds United have hit a number of stumbling blocks so far this summer, with Marcelo Bielsa yet to add the striker he desires to his playing squad.  

Matej Vydra was a main target, but interest in him has cooled in recent weeks due to his wage demands.

Here at FLW, we take a look at Chuba Akpom, who could very well be available on-loan from Arsenal, should Leeds take a look in his direction.

The 22-year-old forward is the latest feature of our FLW Spotlight, as we take a look at his loan spell with St Truiden in Belgium:

Akpom made 16 appearances in the Jupiler Pro League for St Truiden.

He scored six goals (one penalty) and registered one assist in that time, finishing his spell there with a goal every 291 minutes of football he played.

In addition to that, the Arsenal loanee received one yellow card.

The Verdict  

Akpom’s spell in Belgium was reasonably successful, but he doesn’t seem to be the forward that Leeds need this summer.

He has stepped down into the Football League earlier in his career, spending time with Brighton, Hull and Nottingham Forest, amongst others.

Not one of those spells were prolific, whilst the 22-year-old hasn’t really impressed when he has been handed an opportunity in Arsenal’s first-team.

For Leeds, they need a high-profile name to come in and lead the line.

They might also look to bring an alternative in on-loan, but that shouldn’t be Akpom.

Leeds’ supporters would surely rather see Ryan Edmondson or Sam Dalby in the side.


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Article title: 291 minutes per goal: Leeds shouldn’t be looking to solve their striking problem with this man

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