Leeds United have had a solid start to the season, and part of this has partly been due to the great form of striker Patrick Bamford. Former Newcastle star Rob Lee has been praising the player but he’s also stated that he believes that the Leeds striker could do with some support.
What Rob Lee had to say about Bamford
Lee spoke to Football Fancast as he said: “Patrick Bamford has done brilliant, I think he’s done a fantastic job. He’s their focal point, he plays every game, he’s scoring goals – which people probably questioned whether he would in the Premier League. But I think they need someone who can help him.”
Should Leeds strengthen in the January transfer window?
In the loss to West Ham United on Friday night, Leeds only managed to score from the penalty spot (SofaScore). They had 13 shots, and bringing summer signing Rodrigo into the starting line up did not add the attacking intent that Marcelo Bielsa clearly wanted.
Veteran Pablo Hernandez could be the next player that Bielsa tries to involve in the starting eleven to help Bamford. Hernandez shone in Leeds’ promotion season last campaign. He scored nine goals and picked up nine assists (WhoScored). He also managed on average 2.1 shots, 2.3 key passes and 1.1 successful dribbles per game. However, he has failed to provide this spark since returning to the Premier League.
It is, therefore, quite hard to disagree with Lee’s comments as it is a key issue at the club which needs sorting sooner rather than later.
Whether that comes from a player already at the club or a potential January arrival, time will tell but Leeds are crying out for somebody to chip in and help Bamford out and Lee thinks a trip into the transfer market is needed in the New Year.
In other Leeds news, the club have managed to tie down an exciting prospect. Have a read here!
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