Carlton Palmer has exclusively told The Transfer Tavern that Daryl Dike would fit in well at Leeds.
According to TEAMtalk, the Yorkshire giants are plotting a loan move for the American striker, who enjoyed an impressive loan spell with their local rivals Barnsley in the second half of last season.
Should Leeds sign Dike before the window shuts?
Dike’s nine goals in 19 Championship outings helped the Tykes qualify for the play-offs, although he was unable to add to his tally in their play-off games against Swansea as they failed to reach the richest game in football.
He’s since returned to the MLS with Orlando City but has been strongly linked with a return to England.
Patrick Bamford remains Leeds’ first-choice striker, but Marcelo Bielsa has little in reserve should he get injured, even though Rodrigo has previously played through the middle.
One of those chasing Dike’s services are West Brom, who are managed by Valerian Ismael, the American international’s manager during his time with Barnsley.
But Palmer told The Transfer Tavern that a switch to Elland Road would make sense:
“He scored nine goals in 19 games for Barnsley. I think the option is $20m, so you’re talking maybe £12m/£13m, so it’s not expensive in modern day football.
“And he’s the type of player that fits into that. Ismael plays a similar style to Bielsa. So, he would fit into that type of mould.”
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