Paul Robinson has urged Leeds United to look to sign Teemu Pukki in the summer transfer window, should the Whites switch places with Norwich City in the top two divisions of English football.
Leeds currently sit top of the Championship table and Norwich are bottom of the Premier League. When things resume, Marcelo Bielsa will be expected to guide the Whites back into the top-flight, whilst Norwich look destined for just one season back in the big time.
And, with that in mind, Robinson has told MOT Leeds News: “I think Leeds will look at the teams coming down from the Premier League if they get promoted.
“Teemu Pukki would be an outstanding signing for Leeds. His predatory instincts around the box, his work-rate is second to none, you see that at Norwich. He’s got 11 goals in a team that are looking like they’re going to get relegated from the Premier League.
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“He’s developed as a player in the last two seasons. I just think the way Bielsa plays with that lone striker up front, he’d fit in perfectly, his work rate would work brilliantly with the way Bielsa plays and what he demands from his players.
“He’d bring that goal-scoring instinct which Leeds have lacked. They need that person in the box who can drag defenders around and finish and I think he’d be a really, really good acquisition for Leeds in the Premier League.”
Pukki has 11 goals in the Premier League this season, whilst his efforts in the Championship last year helped Norwich pip Leeds and Sheffield United to the title.
Despite a strong goalscoring record, not all the Leeds fans are sold on the 30-year-old, with many reacting to Robinson’s comments by suggesting that Pukki isn’t good enough.
Here, we take a look at some of what has been said…
Torben Rask: “Not good enough for PL and Leeds if we hopefully break the door to promotion.”
Ronnie Price: “Not good enough for the Mighty Leeds.”
Garth Waite: “If he’s not good enough for Norwich in the Prem why would he be good enough for us.”
Greg Thorley: “Hardly an upgrade is he.”
Mark Marsden: “Why would we want a championship player.”
Bradley Wardle: “Can he really be that good with Norwich on the verge of coming down a league.”
Norman Mcauley: “Hasn’t done anything in the premiership waste of money.”
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