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UPDATED: Leeds United lining up move for former Aston Villa striker Nathan Delfouneso

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Leeds United are lining up a move for former Aston Villa striker Nathan Delfouneso, according to Sky Sports journalist Pete O’Rourke.

Delfouneso struggled for form and fitness with Coventry last season.

Delfouneso struggled for form and fitness with Coventry last season.

Delfouneso was released by Aston Villa this summer after six years with the club, he made 29 league appearances scoring twice for Villa.

The 23 year-old took in a number of loan moves, mainly in the Championship, during his time with the Birmingham-based club. Delfouneso played for four different clubs on loan over the past few years; Burnley, Leicester City, Blackpool and Coventry City.

Most recently Delfouneso was with Coventry City where he scored twice in 14 appearances in what was a largely disappointing spell for the striker. The Sky Blues opted not to offer the striker a permanent contract to join the club in League One.

Delfouneso had been on trial with Blackpool and scored twice in a recent pre-season friendly win over non-league side Penrith. However the Seasiders have looked to have missed out on yet another player with Delfouneso close now to joining Leeds.

The Birmingham-born striker had also been tentatively linked with Wolves this summer but an offer for the striker has not materialised from the Black Country club.

Leeds have been looking to re-build their squad this summer following the takeover of Massimo Cellino. After appointing former Forest Green boss Dave Hockaday, the Italian has focused mainly on signing players from Serie A and B. However the club did sign the English keeper Stuart Taylor.


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