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Clubs emerge in race for Leeds United striker

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Leeds United striker Jay-Roy Grot is attracting interest from clubs this summer looking to take the Dutchman on loan for the 2019/20 season, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post

Eredivisie side Vitesse Arnhem are apparently leading the way to secure a deal although Scottish Premier League side Hearts remain interested in bringing him north of the boarder.

The report suggests that Grot has not yet been made surplus to requirements at Elland Road but is expected to be sent out on a temporary deal for the second successive season.

He made 33 appearances for VVV-Venlo last season in Holland, bagging six goals and assisting three more for his teammates.

The 21-year-old’s time with Leeds has been rather underwhelming so far.

He was signed by Thomas Christiansen in the summer of 2017 for £1.44million but has gone on to play just 22 times for the club, scoring just once.

Marcelo Bielsa will be keen to strengthen his side this summer as they look to make another bid for promotion next season.

They were narrowly pipped to second place by Sheffield United in the last campaign before being dramatically beaten by Derby County in the play-off semi-finals.

The verdict 

I think this is the right move from Leeds, although a move to a club in England would be best.

Grot clearly has talent and at 21 it would be daft to give up on it straight away. He perhaps just needs a bit more time to adapt to life in England.

That is time that Leeds probably cannot afford to give him, but if another Championship or League One club were willing to take him I think it would benefit him and Leeds massively.


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