What Leeds United would give to have an out-and-out striker that will consistently find the back of the net for them!
Kemar Roofe may have played a key role for Marcelo Bielsa’s side this season, whilst Patrick Bamford was brought to Elland Road to try and solve that long-running conundrum in Yorkshire, however, it must be said those problems at the club have been there for a while and continue to do so.
And, according to a report by the Yorkshire Evening Post, Derby County tried to exploit that fact and offered the Whites the chance to take Chris Martin on loan in January 2018.
However, Leeds swiftly said no to any arrangement and it appears they were right to turn down any move for the centre-forward, truly avoiding a bullet with their decision to do so.
Although Martin has had a generally consistent record in the Championship, the past two seasons have gone far from swimmingly for him.
Derby managed to send him out on loan to Reading in that January transfer window, however, he managed to net just once in his ten appearances before heading back to Pride Park in the summer.
The Rams were handed another opportunity to offload the forward though, with Hull City taking a gamble on the 30-year-old, however, things really did not go as the Tigers would have planned.
30 Championship appearances resulted in just two goals and it would not be a surprise to see the Scotland international be sent packing once again now the season has come to an end. Well, for Hull anyway.
But, for Leeds, they could still continue to get one over on Derby and see off Frank Lampard’s men in their second-leg play-off meeting on Wednesday night.
Leeds fans, you must be pretty pleased the club dodged this bullet? Let us know below!
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