Leeds United are eyeing up a summer move for Espanyol forward Raul de Tomas as the Whites look to strengthen their squad.
Marcelo Bielsa may be keen on bringing in attacking reinforcements come the end of the season, with his team very much reliant on the goals of Patrick Bamford. The Englishman has scored 14 times in the Premier League, with Jack Harrison and Raphinha well adrift in joint-second place with six goals each.
With Rodrigo being linked with a move away from Elland Road, the Spaniard’s potential exit only heightens the need for more firepower.
Leeds keen on Raul de Tomas move
According to Fichajes [via MOT Leeds News], Leeds are interested in signing De Tomas, with the 26-year-old scoring an impressive 16 goals in 26 Segunda Division starts this season, an even better return than Bamford’s haul for the campaign thus far.
Leicester City and West Ham are also mentioned as potential suitors for the attacker, who is valued at £9m by Transfermarkt.
Transfer Tavern take
Granted, De Tomas is currently plying his trade in Spain’s second tier, but his record still speaks for itself and suggests that he could be a shrewd addition.
Bielsa’s eye for detail is well-known when it comes to players, so if he thinks the Espanyol man is worth buying, he has earned the right to have his judgement trusted by the Elland Road faithful.
In other news, one Leeds player has been tipped to leave the club this summer, but it’s not Ezgjan Alioski. Find out who it is here.
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