Leeds United are aiming to sign Lazio striker Vedat Muriqi in the January transfer window, according to a new transfer rumour which emerged on Thursday.
The Lowdown: Leeds linked with Muriqi move
The Whites are yet to make any new signings this month, with Marcelo Bielsa surely hoping to bring in some much-needed squad reinforcements before the deadline – the manager may be without as many as ten players due to injury for the trip to West Ham this weekend.
The 27-year-old has been compared to Bayern Munich legend Robert Lewandowski, which is sure to whet the appetite of some Whites supporters.
The Latest: Getting closer
It is also mentioned that there has been ‘significant progress’ in negotiations, with an initial loan move plus an €8m (£6.7m) obligation now looking increasingly likely.
The Verdict: Worth a punt?
Muriqi may have had his struggles this season in terms of playing time but he is a gifted striker who could add precious squad depth to Bielsa’s squad.
At the moment, there is too much pressure on Patrick Bamford to provide end product but signing Muriqi should help alleviate that issue, even if the Kosovo colossus is not starting matches week in week out.
In other news, a journalist has claimed Leeds won’t be signing one player. Find out who it is here.
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