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Journalist issues interesting update as Leeds United step up hunt for a striker

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Leeds United are looking to sign a new striker in the coming weeks and could still make a move for target man Jordan Hugill.

The Whites have only brought in Jamal Blackman and Lewis Baker, both on season-long loans from Chelsea, so far in this window, and look short in key areas – particularly up front.

And, Sun journalist Alan Nixon revealed that the pressure is increasing on Director of Football Victor Orta as he looks to add a new number nine to the squad for Marcelo Bielsa.

He adds that the club are still undecided as to whether they should make a move for out-of-favour West Ham striker Hugill on loan or pursue other targets.

The 26-year old only joined the Hammers in January from Preston but a lot has changed at the London club in that times.

Manuel Pellegrini has replaced David Moyes and manager and a big spending spree this summer means that Hugill is available for a transfer.

Leeds have previously been linked with moves for Matej Vydra and Abel Hernandez as they look to solve their striker problems but both deals hit stumbling blocks.

The Verdict

As Nixon says, this is a massive few weeks for Orta who really needs to deliver considering Leeds’ poor transfer record under his watch.

It’s also vital that they bring in quality for their own ambitions. Bielsa will know his squad is lacking in several areas but up top is the most pressing issue.

Therefore, they need to bring in the right man as soon as possible.

Thoughts, Leeds fans? Let us know in the comments below.

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