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Loan deal for Cameron Jerome could give Leeds crucial depth for Premier League push

Loan deal for Cameron Jerome could give Leeds crucial depth for Premier League push

With the loan window still open for English Football League Clubs, Leeds could well bring another few players to bolster Marcelo Bielsa’s squad.

So far, the Yorkshire club have been in impressive form this season, winning all four of their games while scoring 11 and conceding three.

Impressively, the club only made five signings over the summer with Barry Douglas being the only new inclusion into the first XI.

Three of those five were loans (Baker, Harrison and Blackman) and it looks like Leeds are looking to make another short-term deal.

According to Football Insider, Leeds are working on a deal for Derby County striker, Cameron Jerome.

With the arrival of Martyn Waghorn and Jack Marriott, Jerome has found himself slip down the pecking order under Frank Lampard and has also attracted interest from Blackburn Rovers and Bolton Wanderers.

The Breakdown

Moving from Norwich last January, Jerome has so far failed to replicate his 2016/17 form and a loan move could make sense.

For Leeds, he brings added depth and experience of the league. He’s more than capable of stepping in up front when needed, as you’d expect that it’s unlikely that Kemar Roofe can go through the whole season unscathed.

In terms of Jerome, however, if he’s fallen down the pecking order at Derby, he certainly won’t be in with a chance of starting at Leeds.

Patrick Bamford was brought in to provide cover for Roofe, so in truth, Jerome would be swapping one third-choice spot for another.

It makes sense for Leeds but not necessarily for Jerome.

Leeds fans – thoughts?

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