Leeds United are linked with an interesting move for Fenerbahce striker Michael Frey, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.
The Whites narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premier League when they slipped out of the top two towards the end of the season, and then suffered a crushing defeat against Derby County in the play-off semi-final.
They are now looking to start preparations for next season, and it appears as though a striker who can challenge Kemar Roofe and Patrick Bamford for a starting place is high on their list of priorities.
Bielsa’s future as Leeds’ manager still hangs in the balance but the club are still reportedly interested in landing Frey, who scored five goals in 25 appearances for Fenerbahce last term.
The striker is 24 years old, and had previous stints at Lille, Young Boys and FC Zurich before joining the Turkish Super Lig outfit.
So, would Frey be a good signing for the Whites?
“An unproven talent.
“He’s still only 24, but he’s made only five league starts for Fenerbahce so I’m not sure he’d be ready for the first team straight away.
“But then again, you can’t question signings that Bielsa reportedly wants, as he’s an excellent manager and I’m sure he’d be able to get the best out of Frey if he arrived at Elland Road.”
“I’m not so sure about this one.
“There is no doubting that Leeds need a striker, and most likely one that can hit 20 goals in a season, if they are to compete for promotion again next season.
“Frey however just doesn’t feel like the man for that, if his record is anything to go by, with the striker only hitting double figures in a league season once in his entire career, which leaves me feeling as though Leeds may need to look elsewhere.”
“I’m deeply unconvinced by this one at the moment.
“Frey had a decent record for FC Zurich back in 2017/18, but he has struggled to find form amid his injury troubles this term.
“You have to trust that Bielsa and his scouts know what they are doing, but I’m unsure Freyis good enough to compete for a starting place with Roofe and Bamford. The Whites should be looking to sign a bright prospect on loan from the Premier League instead.”