The Leeds United fans in the Transfer Tavern are hoping their club can conclude a deal for Abel Hernandez in the coming weeks, but they are growing increasingly concerned by the lack of progress regarding a potential deal.
Marcelo Bielsa has arrived at Leeds United and the hunt for a new striker is well underway, but the club have been unable to conclude a deal thus far. Hernandez appears to be a primary target for the Whites now that he is available on a free transfer, but they will need to keep their options open this summer as interest for the Uruguayan is likely to be rife.
Meanwhile, at Tottenham, Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly stepping up his bid to finally resolve the second-striker conundrum in North London by monitoring the situation of Alassane Plea who has been the subject of a £27 million bid from West Ham according to Sky Sports.
The same report claims that Nice’s asking price is £26.6 million, so it seems likely that West Ham will be set to open discussions with the player regarding a potential transfer in the coming days.
However, there is still plenty of time for Tottenham to match West Ham’s bid and convince the French striker to move to North London over East London this summer.
If that does indeed prove to be the case, Leeds should take note of the situation and make an ambitious loan bid to sign Fernando Llorente.
The Spanish striker is 33-years-old and certainly not the type of player who will turn defenders inside out in the Championship, but he possesses a natural eye for the back of the net and a physical presence which will hold Leeds in good stead in their bid to return to the top-flight under Bielsa.
After failing to impress during his debut season at Tottenham whilst playing the role of Harry Kane’s understudy, it would be no great surprise if he became surplus to requirements this summer.
With that in mind, Leeds should make an audacious bid to sign Llorente on a cut-price deal, or failing that on a season-long loan, especially if Tottenham are successful in their pursuit of Plea.
Leeds fans – thoughts? Let us know below!