Despite a dramatic loss to Yorkshire rivals Barnsley over the course of the weekend, the Leeds United fans in the Transfer Tavern remain eternally hopeful their club can make a sensational return to the Premier League.
Such is the nature of Garry Monk’s rebuild at Elland Road, the Whites propping up the bar no longer feel as if one loss is the end of the world and believe the former Swansea City coach has introduced a solidity and a dogged determination to the ranks at last.
Still, there’s nothing quite like a transfer rumour to get our punters. Which is why links with a move for West Ham United striker Ashley Fletcher have proved so exciting.
The 21-year-old has been touted as a potential target for Monk in his attempts to supplement top scorer Chris Wood, something that is desperately needed right now. While automatic promotion may be a touch out of sight now, there’s little doubt Leeds are big players in the playoff charge right now.
Fletcher is a wonderful talent having, rather ironically, impressed for the Tykes last season upon their promotion from League One and earned a move from the youth ranks at Manchester United to West Ham. Still, considering their struggles at the London Stadium, he’s so far been unable to command much of a starting berth in claret and blue.
However, he’s proved mightily impressive when he’s been given a rare opportunity in east London and clearly boasts a talent, providing a mobile presence next to the Kiwi. Wood will score goals when given the chance to so, as games become more and more important, having someone to stretch the defence and create space for him becomes vitally important.
Despite Fletcher’s links with United, he could be the man to propel Leeds to the top.
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