Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa is reportedly looking to the SPFL with Kilmarnock striker Eamonn Brophy in his sights, The Daily Mail claimed on their live transfer blog (12:25pm)
The 22-year-old joined Kilmarnock from Hamilton Academicals in 2017 on a three-year deal and has become a key player under Steve Clarke at Rugby Park, scoring nine goals so far this season.
So would Brophy be a good signing for Leeds?
“Again with the strikers, why?
“Scoring eight goals in the SPL is hardly setting the world alight and also, LEEDS DO NOT NEED A STRIKER.
“Patrick Bamford and Kemar Roofe are two top, top Championship strikers. Priorities need to be reassessed at Elland Road.”
“It’s not exactly inspiring, is it?
“Zuber, Gomez… Brophy. Leeds fans could be forgiven for being underwhelmed.
“That said, Championship scouts wouldn’t pursue a complete dud.
“Plus, Dunphy would be cost effective too. Right now, Leeds needs numbers as much as anything.”
“At 22, Brophy has great potential and could certainly be a good signing for the future.
“However, focus this month at Elland Road needs to be on the promotion race and bringing in players that can help them to the Premier League.
“I imagine this type of deal would frustrate Leeds’ fans.”
“I’m dubious about any player from Scotland coming down to the top end of the Championship as I feel they rarely become a success.
“This would be somewhat of a gamble for Leeds United, considering their position in the league.
“They need players that can get them over the line, rather than players who are unfamiliar with the second tier.
“Of course, it remains to be seen if the move comes about, but I would be surprised if it worked out between either party.”