Date: 30th July 2018 at 2:26pm
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Over the weekend speculation hotted up about Leeds United’s potential interest in Middlesbrough striker Patrick Bamford.

He’s not an entirely new name on the transfer rumour mill over the last week but Leeds Live reported on Sunday that they understood we had now agreed a potential £7million fee with Boro for the 24-year-old former Chelsea striker, and that he was set to undergo a medical at some point today ahead of completing a permanent transfer.

The highly rated, but often underwhelming player, would come in to fill the Number 9 hole in the line up under Marcelo Bielsa and it would most likely bring an end to speculation linking us with moves for Matej Vydra and Abel Hernandez and other such speculation that has infuriated fans so far this summer.

Crowned Player of the Year back in 2014/15 whilst on-loan at Boro with 17 goals in 38 appearances, the player is certainly looking to get himself back on track and he has undoubted quality – but can Leeds get it out of him and provide him with a real home?

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2 Replies to “Monday Medical At Leeds For Middlesbrough Striker – “I’d Prefer Vydra” “£7m Is A Snip””

  • Vydra might have been a better bed but not if he didn’t really want to be at LUFC. Same could be said of Saiz and Alioski. I just hope we don’t find this out in the first few games of this season; too late to do anything about it.

    To me, Patrick Bamford isn’t a Chris Wood; he doesn’t have the physicality. But maybe he can be an Allan Clarke? We should welcome him and get behind him. I just don’t think he will score bags of goals without others to help him. If Vieira is going then I hope we spend the money on some high pressing, creative midfielder and cover at CB. Bielsa is going about things the right way but he doesn’t know what a tidal wave the Championship can be. Let’s hope a high pressing attacking style means most of the games are played in the opposition half, because I still think we have vulnerability in defence.

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