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Leeds simply must try and lure Nahki Wells to Elland Road this month

Leeds simply must try and lure Nahki Wells to Elland Road this month

Leeds United supporters in the Transfer Tavern have been in fine voice in recent times after seeing their team make a fast start to the 2018/19 Championship season.

There was much positivity among Leeds fans over the summer following the appointment of Marcelo Bielsa as the club’s new head coach, although the lack of additions soon after was a source of frustration among some supporters. Yet the arrival of Barry Douglas and then Patrick Bamford went some way to delighting those Whites fans, who have since seen their team make a great start to the season in beating Stoke City and Derby County in their opening two matches.

Subsequently, there are many upbeat and excited Leeds fans up and down the country, although some still feel that an extra signing or two could prove crucial in their bid to finally win promotion back to the Premier League this season.

And were the Yorkshire heavyweights to convince £4.05 million-rated Premier League outcast Nahki Wells (as per Transfermarkt) of a move to Elland Road this summer, it could prove to be a masterstroke.

Ultimately, while the Whites were by no means the lowest scorers in the second tier last season, Kemar Roofe and Pierre-Michel Lasogga were the only players to reach double figures for the club over the course of the campaign.

And with the latter no longer there following the expiration of his loan spell, it seems pretty clear that further reinforcements are needed in that department – Bamford’s arrival will go some way to strengthening that area.

Yet the addition of Wells would take that another step further given the 28-year-old has enjoyed several great years in the Championship, netting at least ten goals in each of his past three seasons at that level, and indeed seven in his first campaign back in 2013/14 for Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield Town.

Thus, it’s clear that Wells has genuine pedigree in front of goal in the Championship and as such would be a huge asset to Bielsa’s side, but he would also bring a know-how in getting the job done having helped David Wagner’s Huddersfield win promotion via the play-offs little over 12 months ago.

And in a Leeds side that have fallen away in each of their last two seasons, having on both occasions got into positions to challenge for promotion, that experience, alongside his overall ability in the penalty area, could be absolutely crucial to their hopes.

As such, given what Wells would bring the squad as a whole as well as the striking department, luring him away from Premier League side Burnley could prove to be a Leeds masterstroke.

Leeds fans… what do you think? Let us know!

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