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3 potential strikers who Leeds United should be targeting ahead of potential Premier League football



Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa will be looking to bring in a new striker come the summer, ahead of what looks increasingly likely to be a Premier League season next term.

Losing just eight games this season has seen Bielsa’s team move top of the Championship table and take over West Bromwich Albion as favourites to gain promotion to England’s top flight.

Despite a slight dip in form over the festive period, Leeds have bounced back and found consistent and impressive form.

The performances from the likes of Pablo Hernandez, Kalvin Phillips and Luke Ayling have impressed during the current campaign, but Bielsa has struggled for a regular goalscorer.

Trusting Patrick Bamford for the most part this season, Bielsa has seen his main striker score just 13 goals in the league, netting once in his last eight appearances.

Aside from Bamford, Bielsa did bring in Jean-Kevin Augustin on a short-term loan deal, but the French striker has only appeared three times since his January arrival.

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With the potential of Premier League football high on the agenda at Elland Road, Bielsa will have thoughts on his plans for next term – and we have identified THREE strikers he could look into signing…

Che Adams

After impressing at Birmingham City last season, Adams gained a move to the Premier League with Southampton, but he has found form hard to come by, failing to score in his 27 appearances in all competitions.

Such poor form has seen Adams struggle for playing time since the turn of the year, and his future is now uncertain at St Marys stadium.

With his obvious goalscoring talent, Adams will be looking for regular playing time next term to re-find his form, and a move to Leeds could be pursued.

Having previously been linked with a move to Elland Road in the January transfer window, Adams will surely have another offer on the table come the summer months.

Cauley Woodrow

Should Barnsley be relegated from the Championship, Woodrow would undoubtedly receive interest from a number of clubs.

The 25-year-old has arguably been Barnsley’s most in-form player, scoring 15 goals in his 31 appearances, whilst he also has two assists to his name.

A move to Leeds would be ideal, although it would be a challenging one, having not played in England’s top-flight previously.

That being said, Woodrow has made the adaptation to Championship football from League One look rather easy, following up his 16 goals last term with steady form this time round.

Ollie Watkins

Brentford do have a chance of gaining promotion to the Premier League this season, but they do face a challenge amongst other teams such as Nottingham Forest and Fulham, to name a few.

One player who has been in superb form this season is Ollie Watkins, netting 22 goals in 37 league games for the Griffin Park outfit.

The 24-year-old striker will receive interest this summer without a doubt, but that could be heightened if Brentford fail to move up a league.

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