It really does feel like we’re being linked with anyone and everyone at this stage.
Now we’re just waiting to see which one of them actually sticks, and then hope that it will be the right one and we don’t completely waste the transfer window.
The list of forwards that Leeds are currently being linked to at the moment includes Andre Gray, Che Adams, Britt Assombalonga and most recently Leigh Griffiths from Celtic. The fact that we are being linked with so many names quite frankly brings one word to mind, and that’s desperation.
We are entering the last few days of the January transfer window, and not only have we not brought anyone through the door that can actually help the club up top, but by the sounds of it, we aren’t even close to signing one, which then means we have to turn our attention to someone else.
This is something that should have been sorted out a long time ago. It’s been known for a number of months that Eddie Nketiah faced the possibility of being recalled, so why these sort of deals weren’t being taken seriously ahead of time is beyond me.
If Liverpool can agree a fee and terms with Virgil Van Dijk before the window opens, then there’s no reason why we should have had to wait for Nketiah to be recalled before we started snooping around for the likes of Adams, Gray, Assombalonga and Griffiths.
Now the prices for these players is only going to go up and up and up, and it could leave us in a situation where we end up with nothing, something Marcelo Bielsa is even planning for when he says that “if we don’t find the ideal player we will try to find the best solution.” But the ‘best solution’ for him might not end up being the best solution for the team.
And given the current rut that we are in at the moment in terms of results and freefalling down the league, we need to make sure we are getting the best option available to us, and by the sounds of it, we might have to go down as far as our fourth target when it comes to centre-forwards.
Are Leeds focusing on the wrong areas?
Is that really the ‘best’ that we can come up with?