Former England international Gabriel Agbonlahor believes Michy Batshuayi would be a good signing for Leeds United, increasing competition for places in the squad.
The Lowdown: Leeds tipped to sign Batshuayi
The Whites are looking to bring in attacking reinforcements this summer, in order to ease the burden on star striker Patrick Bamford.
The Latest: Agbonlahor positive about move
Speaking to Football Insider, Agbonlahor was positive about the prospect of the 27-year-old moving to Elland Road, as long as he ups his work-rate:
“It could be. If his work rate can get up to that level, at Leeds your work rate has to be up there.
“He’s going to have to work hard to get to where Bielsa wants. But he’s a good striker so it would be good competition for that striker position.”
The Verdict: Worth the risk?
While Batshuayi possesses plenty of pedigree – he has scored 22 goals in just 34 caps for Belgium – it is a while since he has been a formidable player for any team.
His aforementioned record at Palace last season was poor and he hasn’t reached double figures since the 2015/16 campaign when he was plying his trade at Marseille.
For this reason, Leeds may be best to look elsewhere for a new attacker, finding a younger option who possesses a strong work ethic and long-term potential.
In other news, a reliable journalist has provided a key update on Leeds’ pursuit of one player this summer. Find out who it is here.
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