This summer has seen a lot of Leeds fans get their hopes up about certain layers when rumours come out of the papers, however, this one could be real and the fans aren’t too happy. According to Phil Hay of the Yorkshire Evening Post, Patrick Bamford is of interest to the Whites.
I honestly try not to run anything without checking it out first. Interest in Bamford is true
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) July 25, 2018
Bamford is a consistent performer in the Championship, the ex-Chelsea striker has scored 36 goals in 100 games at Championship level, a steady rate of a goal every three games roughly. If he was to move to Elland Road he’d likely fit Marcelo Bielsa’s system very well as he’s a versatile forward who’s comfortable playing up front on his own, in a two or dropping back into the ten role whenever it benefits the team.
The Whites got a serious glimpse of what Bamford’s about last season when he stepped up with a hat-trick against the club at the Riverside last season as Tony Pulis’ Middlesbrough came out 3-0 winners over a misfiring Leeds. This season, if Bamford does join the fans will be hoping he can chip in with some more hat-trick in the Championship as they aim for a return to the Premier League come the end of the upcoming season.
You can read the Leeds fans’ thoughts on the Bamford rumours here:
For once I'd go against you there! I don't rate him at all – the fact he got a hat trick against us tells us far more about the way we played that night than the way he did!!!! He has struggled for years to make an impact.
— David Watkins (@DaveLUFCWatkins) July 25, 2018
He is a number 10 though need a number 9 would have thought
— Jason Howard (@JasonHo51447070) 25 July 2018
Bamford would be very pricey tho wouldn’t he phil, is it possible he’s one of the players Leeds have tabled a bid for?
— we’ve got saiz (@wevegotsaiz) July 25, 2018
— Snutt30 (@snutt30) July 26, 2018
God I hope not , Don’t rate him at all
— Jonny Brown (@Jonnyboylufc) July 26, 2018
Wounded don’t want him
— Craig Walters (@craigw_lufc) July 25, 2018
We can do better than Bamford! Not up for this at all.
— Ian Armson (@iarmson) July 26, 2018
The fans don’t seem to rate or want Bamford and even though he’s shown he can score goals, the fans want a better option.