With Marcelo Bielsa continuing to plan for the Championship campaign, should he be looking to loan a striker to add to his ranks and bolster his options?
Could 22-year-old Obbi Oulare of Watford fit the bill, the Belgium U21 international who signed for the Hornets in 2015 has had limited playing time whilst on loan for the last two seasons.
It’s fair to say Leeds perhaps need one more option up-front this season, and the Watford outcast could be a player that Biesa potentially targets on loan.
Could Oulare do a job for Leeds? Would he be a wise loan acquisition?
What would the point be?
They have a great bunch of attacking talent as it is and his goalscoring record is alright but not one that stands out.
With Roofe, Bamford, Saiz and the like, they have options that are interchangeable and you would want more players in the side that have Championship experience.
Oulare is 22-years-old so is still a raw talent to some degree, and Bielsa might be able to mould him during the season.
But what would he really bring to the side? I don’t see the sense in this move.
He’d be a good addition for Bielsa’s side, as a back-up option.
With Patrick Bamford likely to be the top choice, Leeds only really have Kemar Roofe and youngsters like Sam Dalby and Ryan Edmonson in reserve.
What Oulare would offer is something different.
The young Belgian is very powerful, an aerial presence and he can score goals – why not take a punt!
If I had a pound for every player Leeds had been linked with or had suggested to them, I’d be able to buy the club myself right now.
Having seen them on the opening day, I’m not sure there is a desperate need for them to pursue anyone.
Oulare has done alright in Belgium and Holland, but I’ve seen nothing to suggest he’s better than what Leeds have right now.
They need options but I’m not sure here.
Leeds should be looking to bring in players on loan with a bit of Championship knowhow now.
Even so, Bielsa knows exactly what he wants so if he signs Oulare I’d expect him to do well.
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