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Leeds United: Whites join race to sign Galatasaray striker Mbaye Diagne

Leeds United: Whites join race to sign Galatasaray striker Mbaye Diagne - Leeds United

Leeds United have joined Nottingham Forest in the battle to make a summer move for Galatasaray striker Mbaye Diagne, according to Turkish outlet Takvim, via Sport Witness.

Championship rivals Forest have been in the market for a new striker for sometime, having relied heavily on the form of Lewis Grabban this term for goals. Joining the Reds with interest in Diagne are Premier League side Watford, who are said to have held talks over a potential move for the striker when the summer transfer window opens.

Leeds have now emerged as the next club to show interest, having relied on Patrick Bamford for goals this term after January arrival Jean-Kevin Augustin failed to deliver up to this point.

Diagne joined Galatasaray from fellow Turkish club Kasimpasa but he has since been loaned out to Belgian side Club Brugge, impressing with four goals in nine games.

Leeds, who are on the verge of promotion to the Premier League at the top of the Championship table, will undoubtedly look to bolster their options this summer as they seek to take on the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United in England’s top flight next term.

Marcelo Bielsa will desperately need to ensure he has enough goal-scoring options next term in the Premier League, having seen Bamford struggle for form over the month of February.

Augustin has failed to impress during his loan spell, although Leeds are tied down to a permanent deal for the French striker, meaning a move for Diagne could be halted before it has even began to move forward. That would be a shame as the Senegal forward seems like he would be an astute addition at Elland Road.

Leeds fans, are you hopeful that the club could sign Diagne this summer? Is he a player the Whites would need if they go up to the Premier League? Comment below with your views!


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