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‘Bielsa must avoid this’ – Leeds United plot move for striker with 35 goals in 68 league matches

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Marcelo Bielsa has had a number of injuries to some of his key men this season, and he seems to be making an effort to add to his squad ahead of the January transfer window. 

According to TEAMtalk, Leeds are one of a number of sides that are tracking Leyton Orient striker, Macauley Bonne, who has made a blistering start to the season for the National League side this season.

Bonne has already scored 14 goals this season for Leyton Orient and 35 goals in 68 league matches, and he will be looking to reignite his career which has somewhat stumbled in the early stages.

This will come as surprising news to many Leeds fans who will already feel as though they already have enough options in attack with the likes of Tyler Roberts and Kemar Roofe likely to be ahead of Bonne if he was to link up with Bielsa’s side when the transfer window reopens.

But should Marcelo Bielsa be tempted to bring the striker to Elland Road in January?

We discuss….

Gary Hutchinson: 

No, Bielsa must avoid this.

He’s not proven in the Football League, he didn’t break through at Colchester and he flopped on loan at Woking.

He needs time to develop and mature and right now, a few goals in the National League is not enough to take a punt on for Leeds.

Louie Chandler: 

I do not understand Bielsa’s continued pursuit of striking talent.

In Bamford, Roofe and Roberts, they have three quality strikers who will provide more than enough competition for seasons to come.

There would be no harm in signing him but I don’t think there is any point.

George Harbey: 

He just isn’t ready.

Bonne may be on fire for Leyton Orient in non-league, but there is a huge gulf in class.

There must be better options out there for Leeds – surely?

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