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Latest reports can only put a dampener on Leeds United’s promotion hopes

Leeds United fans here in the Tavern are confident that Marcelo Bielsa can take them up to the Premier League in the next campaign. With Bielsa at the helm, fans can expect an exciting season up ahead. 

While Bielsa has brought in Lewis Baker this summer, his top target for the summer is a new striker to lead the line for the club. Ever since Bielsa came into the club, rumours have been swirling that the Whites have been in talks with Derby County striker, Matej Vydra. It was thought that the club were close to finalising a deal for the Championship hotshot but now Phil Hay of the Yorkshire Evening Post is reporting that the club could be about to walk away from talks.

The club hadn’t yet finalised a transfer fee for the Derby striker but were confident of sealing a deal. According to the report, Vydra has now increased his wage demands which could force Leeds to walk away from any potential deal.

The Breakdown

As we head closer and closer to the start of the season, Leeds are without an out-and-out-centre forward. The club decided against a permanent deal for Pierre-Michel Lasogga, while they also sent Jay-Roy Grot to VVV Venlo on loan.

Vydra scored 21 goals in the league last season. The Czech international is the best striker in the league and one who Leeds need to push the boat out to sign. Moreover, Bobby Reid has made the move to Cardiff City while Lewis Grabban has joined Nottingham Forest. With those two gone, there aren’t a wealth of options for the club to sign.

What do you reckon Leeds fans, should the club pay up? 

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