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6ft striker who once flopped in England could be Leeds’ ideal partner for Vydra if he joins

Leeds fans have been pretty busy in the Transfer Tavern so far this summer. Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds revolution is underway and it seems the club could well be in for an exciting few months. 

Bielsa has already brought in Lewis Baker this summer and is keen on signing Championship top scorer, Matej Vydra. The club are looking to bring in a whole host of new names to Yorkshire. The latest of the potential new signings is former Manchester City forward, Felipe Caicedo.

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Spanish news outlet, Diario La Grada (via Sport Witness) is claiming that Bielsa is keen to add Caicedo to his attack for next season. Moreover, the report claims that Caicedo is keen on a move to the Championship side to join Bielsa.

Caicedo played for Manchester City for three years and despite being under contract at Lazio until 2020, it’s thought that the Italian club will allow the forward to leave. The Ecuadorian striker only managed to start four league games last season, scoring three goals and one assist according to Transfermarkt. In truth, the forward has never had a great goalscoring record. During his time at Manchester City, he managed seven goals in 34 games and spent most of his Manchester City career out on loan.

While the player himself might be keen on a move to back to England, it remains to be seen if Leeds would really be interested in a player with such an average goalscoring record. With the signing of Matej Vydra appearing to be close and Jerry Mbakogu rumoured to be also joining the club, it’s doubtful that Bielsa would be interested in Caicedo.

In fact, the idea of him holding play up for Vyrdra seems rather exciting. Dual strikers only seem to work if both marksmen are fully prepared to try their best in terms of tracking back and the like and, under Bielska, the pair would certainly be trained to do exactly that.

He’s left-field for sure, though he could be a wonderful addition.

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