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Leeds: Bamford should be replaced by in-form Austrian Sasa Kalajdzic

Leeds: Bamford should be replaced by in-form Austrian Sasa Kalajdzic

It’s been so frustrating to watch Patrick Bamford over the last few games, hasn’t it? Indeed, Sasa Kalajdzic would give a new dimension to Leeds United next season no matter what division they’re in.

Bamford has only scored three in his last seven games, and for a club needing a strong finish to secure promotion, that’s not been good enough. It’s shown in the Whites’ two defeats on the bounce, which will most likely leave them to battle it out in the play-offs.

Kalajdzic, on the other hand, has scored five goals in his last five games for Admira Wacker in the Austrian Bundesliga. The club are fighting relegation, but the 21-year-old has stepped up when it’s really mattered, and Leeds could do with that right now.

The Daily Mail claim Leeds, along with Crystal Palace and Brighton, are monitoring the youngster’s progress, and they should bring him to Yorkshire to replace Bamford this summer. He wouldn’t even cost much, with Transfermarkt rating him at just £800,000.

He’s a whopping 6ft 5ins, and that’d suit Marcelo Bielsa’s style down to the ground. The Whites love getting down the wings and crossing it into the box, so Kalajdzic would be perfect to get on the end of Leeds’ attacks. The bottom line is, the Whites need to score more goals.

Bielsa himself even said his team would have won the Championship by now if it weren’t for sloppy finishing, so a move for the man they’ve been linked with would certainly make sense if Victor Orta were to follow up the reported interest.

His age means it’d be much easier for the manager to transform his game to fit his philosophy, and he’d be a key cog in the machine that can either promote Leeds next season or keep them in the Premier League.

Leeds fans, who do you think should be your main man up top next season? Join the discussion by commenting below…

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