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Leeds: Ben Jacobs says Whites are assessing ‘a few’ striker candidates

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Leeds United remain in the market for a striker and there are are ‘a few’ candidates under consideration, Ben Jacobs has told GiveMeSport.

The lowdown

The Whites currently have three recognised centre-forwards at their disposal in Patrick Bamford, Joe Gelhardt and Sam Greenwood.

However, the former missed Sunday’s 3-0 victory over Chelsea after sustaining an adductor injury against Southampton. Meanwhile, the other two strikers are still only 20 years old, so Jesse Marsch may not want to put too much pressure on them to lead the line at this stage.

It was a ‘second striker’ in Rodrigo who started up front on Sunday, and he managed to deliver the goods, his first-half header taking him to four goals in three matches so far this season.

The latest

Jacobs says that Leeds need to bring in further cover and competition for Bamford. They intend to add another number nine to their ranks before the end of the transfer window and are in the process of assessing their options with just over a week remaining before the deadline.

He told GiveMeSport“Leeds need a striker, it’s as simple as that. Bamford is injured, but even when he’s fit he needs support.

“Leeds want a striker and there’s a few names that they’re currently looking at for sure.”

The verdict

Who are some of the strikers that Leeds might be looking to bring in?

Journalist Ryan Taylor told GiveMeSport that the Whites are intent on sealing a deal for Wilfried Gnonto of FC Zurich, but Jesse Marsch has already said that the teenager would be a long-term project, with the player seemingly not ready for the Premier League.

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In terms of players who could make a more immediate impact, there’s Moise Kean of Juventus, for whom Leeds are reportedly willing to pay £17m, and Bamba Dieng, the 22-year-old who’s out of favour at Marseille.

The Whites are clearly still hungry to improve despite starting the season with seven points from a possible nine, and that can only be exciting for their supporters.

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