Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa is looking to strengthen his squad even though his side sit on top of the Championship with over half of a season gone.
According to the Mirror Live transfer blog (10/01, 01.25am) Leeds have joined Aston Villa and Middlesbrough in the race to sign Brentford striker Neal Maupay.
Maupay has been in great form for the Bees this season, with 15 goals and six assists in 24 appearances in the league.
So would Maupay be a good signing for Leeds?
“It’d be a cracking signing, but a pointless one all the same.
“Leeds do not need a new striker. As good as Maupay has been, Kemar Roofe and Patrick Bamford are more than good enough to get them promoted.
“There are positions of far greater priority that must be sorted first.”
“Not for £20m, no.
“I can see how he’d fit the Leeds mould and why they might be interested, but he’s not for me.
“There’s equally as good out there for far less money.”
“Of course, Maupay would improve any Championship squad, but Leeds won’t seriously move for him unless they lose Kemar Roofe.
“Roofe has been outstanding this season and Leeds have Patrick Bamford waiting in the wings, so they are well stocked up top.
“It feels unrealistic that Leeds will move for him.”
“He is a different option to what they have currently so it would be a good move for Leeds to go for the Brentford man.
“Patrick Bamford is eternally injured at present and adding another main striker could see Leeds push towards the Premier League and widen the gap between the chasing pack.
“The only stumbling block I would suggest is the asking price; it might be too steep a price for Leeds to pay.”
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