Though the local Leeds United fans in the Transfer Tavern enjoyed their club’s work on Deadline Day, there’s little doubt the fact they didn’t sign a striker has caused concern amongst some of our drinkers.
Obviously, the arrivals of Mo Barrow and Alfonso Pedraza will help support Elland Road hero Chris Wood in attack, the fact the Kiwi remains as really the only source of goals from central striking areas is a worry as the Whites propping up the bar fret over their Premier League dream.
While the New Year sales are clearly a hard market to find value for money on the transfer front, reports from the Daily Mail suggesting the Yorkshire giants pulled out on a deal to bring Grimsby forward Omar Bogle to the club as a result of his reported £1m-£1.5m price tag could be looked back on as a major transfer blunder.
With Garry Monk clearly in need of another clinical marksman as Leeds chase promotion, the fact he wasn’t backed to land a man, only 23 years of age, proving so prolific in League Two could come back to bite those at Elland Road. A reasonably cheap price for someone with a great track record of goals, considering the money on offer should they get promoted, surely is a no-brainer.
However, Bogle instead moved to Championship strugglers Wigan Athletic, who saw the potential in this deal. If Leeds’ lack of support for Wood costs them in the long-run, this could really be the deal that ruined Monk’s campaign.
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