Leeds United fans are desperate for some January transfer activity, and Phil Hay’s latest update will be music to their ears.
The Whites are absolutely crying out for someone to stick the ball in the back of the net. With recent stats revealing Patrick Bamford’s wastefulness in front of goal as well as the club’s inability to score from set pieces, it is clear Marcelo Bielsa needs more potency going forward.
And while the links to Che Adams and Andre Gray are still trudging along at a tiresome pace, Hay, The Athletic’s Leeds correspondent, has provided a positive update on another target – Ian Poveda.
looking good that one
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) January 22, 2020
The 19 year-old Manchester City talent has been heavily linked with a move to Elland Road through January, with recent reports from The Daily Mail claiming a deal has been agreed for the England Under-20 winger. He may not be the clinical and proven goalscorer fans are crying out for, but he certainly has something to offer.
Pablo Hernandez has been a shell of his former self this season due to injuries, starting just 16 Championship games and grabbing only three goals, while Helder Costa has largely been a disappointment since signing for the club last summer, so another winger is certainly a sensible move.
Whether or not Poveda has the guile and the experience to help Leeds in the attacking third remains to be seen, but he has been described as having ‘an eye for goal’ and his 19 goals in 85 youth appearances suggests that is certainly true, so he may bring just enough to get the side out of its current slump and make that final push towards automatic promotion.
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