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Leeds United: Eamonn Brophy would just be next Bamford and cause more heartbreak

Leeds United: Eamonn Brophy would just be next Bamford and cause more heartbreak

Clearly, Leeds United need a 20-goal-a-season striker to ensure their promotion to the Premier League next season. Frankly, Eamonn Brophy isn’t that and he’ll just become another Patrick Bamford. Harsh, we know, but true in our opinion.

Team Talk have reported Rangers, Derby and Leeds are all after the 23-year-old’s signature this summer. Currently, he plays for Kilmarnock, but he’s only scored nine times in the league after making 24 appearances. Barely thrilling stuff and that’s just not good enough for Leeds.

Patrick Bamford has looked the man to lead the Whites up at times this season, but he’s far too inconsistent and that’s cost the club promotion, with Bielsa publicly ruining the club’s inability to finish chances. Obviously, Bamford needs to make way for a far more prolific striker, but Brophy isn’t that man either.

Yes, he’s still young and is rated at just £450,000 on Transfermarkt, but Leeds can’t afford to be cutting corners and going for bargains. They need to make an investment that would see them reap the rewards of the Premier League in the long term.

Surely, after the protracted saga that saw him finally agree to stay, Marcelo Bielsa is likely to leave if Leeds don’t earn promotion this season, so the board need to back him with the players to carry out his attacking intent. Merely bringing in a young lad with average form from Scotland just won’t cut it at all.

The club must avoid any more heartbreak, so signing Eamonn Brophy would be a turn in the wrong direction. He’d be another Bamford and no Leeds supporter wants another of those.

Leeds fans, who do you think your club should sign up front this summer? Join the discussion by commenting below…

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