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Signing Britt Assombalonga would give Leeds the striker they desperately need

Signing Britt Assombalonga would give Leeds the striker they desperately need

Marcelo Bielsa’s start to his Leeds tenure hasn’t been great as the club has struggled to bring in any reinforcements for the Argentinian manager. 

So far the club have only managed to bring in Lewis Baker and Jamaal Blackman, both on loan for the season. The club need to sign a striker and as their deal potential deal for Derby County striker, Matej Vydra seems to have fallen through, the club are now looking to sign Middlesbrough striker Britt Assombalonga according to The Northern Echo.

The striker joined Pulis’ side last season, for a £15.39 million fee and will likely command a large fee to join the Yorkshire club.

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Birmingham City and Swansea City are all keen on the forward as the race for the Championship’s top strikers hots up.

The 25-year-old is one of the better strikers in the league and in the last three seasons he has recorded double figures in goals in every one. He may not be the star striker that Matej Vydra is but he’s certainly not much of a downgrade. Furthermore, with Leeds’ hunt for a forward dragging on far too long, the club need to warp a deal for a forward quickly.

While it would probably take a fee of £15 million to lure him away from Middlesbrough, it’s a simply a deal the club have to make. If a striker isn’t brought into the club before the window closes, Bielsa’s team could be in serious trouble and any promotion campaign could be in doubt.

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