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Leeds: Whites plotting Chris Wood reunion

Leeds: Whites plotting Chris Wood reunion - Leeds United News

Leeds United are believed to be plotting a move for Newcastle United striker Chris Wood.

The Lowdown: Elland Road history

The New Zealand international moved to Yorkshire from Leicester City back in 2015 and enjoyed two productive seasons with the Whites. He scored 44 times in 88 appearances at Elland Road and made the move to the Premier League in 2017 by joining Burnley, who were then in the top flight.

Now with Newcastle United, the 30-year-old – who has been labelled ‘tremendous’ by Les Ferdinand – has made just two Premier League starts this season, with Magpies boss Eddie Howe generally preferring Callum Wilson up front.

The Latest: Leeds eyeing Wood on loan

Football Insider shared a story on Saturday morning, revealing that Leeds – and by association club owner Andrea Radrizzani – are plotting a move to re-sign Wood.

They claimed that the Whites want a centre-forward alternative to Rodrigo and Patrick Bamford and cited a possible loan swoop for the Newcastle marksman.

The Verdict: Short-term solution?

A loan move for Wood for the second half of the season would give Jesse Marsch another solid attacking option in what could be a crucial period for the Whites.

Bamford has struggled for fitness and form in 2022, and with Leeds possibly in for another relegation battle this term, having Wood to call upon may prove to be a wise move.

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He may not be viewed as the long-term solution in attack, but New Zealand’s all-time record goalscorer knows where the net is at Elland Road from his previous spell at the club, so this could be one to watch as January draws ever closer.

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