Leeds United are considering a move for Middlesbrough’s Patrick Bamford, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.
Th 24-year-old is said to be an alternative to Derby’s Matej Vydra who had been heavily linked with a move to Elland Road.
United’s deal with the Rams striker looks to be dead in the water with a move struggling to get off the ground.
Leeds were expected to have a productive summer transfer window, but they have yet to make their mark with only two loan players arriving on season-long loans.
Things are starting to heat up with the news Barry Douglas is close to signing, and now there looks to be movement for Marco Bielsa to continue to add permanent signings at Elland Road.
Bamford scored 11 goals in 42 appearances last year, with 18 of those coming from the substitute’s bench, as Boro made it to the post-season play-offs.
The former Chelsea man was rotated with Britt Assombalonga last term, and the striker will be looking to feature more consistently next season, whichever club he is playing at next season.
Leeds certainly need a striker with the Vydra deal hitting a dead end.
You can see the appeal in Bamford; he is a goalscorer who is good with the ball at his feet.
Also, being quite handy in the air, you can imagine the service he will receive next season from the left-hand side will be second to none.
Having scored less and seemingly under the radar for many teams, he could be a cheaper option than Vydra, but that by no means compromising on quality.
He would be a good, solid signing for Leeds and one that has the potential to improve seeing he is still only 24-years-old.
Necessary firepower is needed, and Bamford has what it takes to supply that.