Leeds United have possibly done the ideal business in the market over this summer, especially since the surprising appointment of Thomas Christiansen as manager.
The Whites have reinforced and added great numbers to their midfield, as well as replace the outgoing loanees to ensure gaps are non-existent going into the new season next week.
However, there is still one position on the pitch that needs backing and that has to be the striker spot, which will inevitably be filled by the ever-impressive Chris Wood, but if the club want a promotion charge then a reliable back-up option is required.
Which is why the Elland Road outfit should make an ambitious swoop for Middlesbrough attacker Patrick Bamford, who has seemingly fallen down the pecking order at Teeside over the last few weeks.
The 23-year-old initially joined the Riverside team in January but his irregular game time may prompt ‘Boro to allow him to depart the club, considering they have just adopted the signature of Britt Assombalonga and now eyeing former Leeds target Ashley Fletcher.
Bamford has regrettably failed to re-capture the form that saw him earn rave reviews during a loan stint at MK Dons during the 2012/13 campaign and Middlesbrough two years later, somewhat becoming a journeyman.
Spells with Crystal Palace, Norwich City and Burnley have halted his progress and may look to find a club where he can revive his former self, which he may be able to do at Leeds United.
Whether Christiansen tries a different formation and ply Patrick Bamford alongside Chris Wood or they alternate, this could be a fairly easy move to get done from the Whites’ perspective.
Leeds fans, do you need a new striker at Elland Road this summer? Has Chris Wood become too comfortable? Is Patrick Bamford the ideal candidate to contest Woods’ place? Tell us your opinions in the comment section below!