Lots of Leeds United fans have been reacting on social media to reports by the Yorkshire Evening Post, which claimed we are still ‘very active’ in our hunt for a new striker.
The club are prepared to fork out for a loan fee and agree to a sizable obligation-to-buy clause if the right centre-forward becomes available, having seen Arsenal recall Eddie Nketiah.
Southampton’s Che Adams remains a target for Director of Football Victor Orta and head coach Marcelo Bielsa, and the Leicester-born attacker will remain on the table at Elland Road until such a time as the Saints present an absolute rejection to striking a deal.
It has previously been noted that the south coast side would be open to accepting a £1million loan fee with a £10m obligation to buy in the summer, though first-team boss Ralph Hasenhuttl is reticent to lose his club’s £15m signing.
Will we sign a striker this month?
United are expected to remain attentive to Adams’ situation at St. Mary’s until Southampton offer a firm rejection, or we become in advanced talks with another option that it leaves the club with no choice but to walk away from the former Birmingham City star.
There is a great expectation that a striker will arrive in West Yorkshire this month to partner Patrick Bamford, though one of the greatest hurdles is the club identifying someone whom Bielsa will be happy with.
Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to the YEP’s update on our striker chase…
When you say fork out, is it pocket change?
— its not end of jan yet 🙄🙄🙈🙈 (@Gotti_LUFC) January 15, 2020
“Very active” is promising.
— Bickers (@BickersLUFC) January 15, 2020
We all know top goal scorers are like Rocking horse manure especially in Jan .Hence the ones Leeds are linked with are having a poor season . The ground work on this should have been done 6 months ago.
— nigel sullivan (@SullivanNigel) January 15, 2020
Do Orta and Radz know there are 2 ways of getting players. Loan or BUY !
— Escape to Prague (@escapetoprague) January 15, 2020
I would have liked Adams, but it ain’t happening. Time to move on. At the mo, we’re coming across as some desperate stalker who won’t take no for an answer.
— WJ (@jessop_william) January 15, 2020
If I was Ryan Edmondson I would be crying into my pillow with frustration!
— Tony Goodwin (@TonyGoo51910248) January 15, 2020
You realise we are one transfer window away from mid table mediocrity! Next season all we have now will be gone if we don’t go up 😢😢😢
— Dychelufc (@MarkDyche2) January 15, 2020
I could told of told you that before a ball was kicked when we did not invest enough in forward thinking players this summer season was another missed opportunity its was clearly obvious what we needed and for some reason we always bottle it when it come to seriously investing.
— Gary Scriven (@lufc_gary) January 15, 2020
Karlan Grant…talk to me?
— Tom Holynski (@ThommHol) January 15, 2020
Adams not in the frame now?
— PJ (@peterjs0007) January 15, 2020
In other Leeds United news, the club are reportedly now the ‘likely destination’ for a 15-cap forward.