Neil Warnock has already added Adam Drury, Paul Green, Paddy Kenny and Jason Pearce to his new look squad, but further speculation is linking the experienced gaffer with a few more possible targets.
Over the last few days, it has emerged that Leeds United had a £200k bid rejected for SK Brann star Rodolph Austin. Not well known in England, but a household name in Norway; as he was named Norwegian player of the year last season. Neil Warnock confessed his admiration for the hard-hitting midfielder, claiming he tried to sign him during his reign at QPR.
The stumbling block, was the £2 million price tag, but this time around the Jamaican international finds himself out of contract in December, so a cut price deal of £300,000 could prove worthy for Leeds United.
The SK Brann player would become an instant hit at Leeds United, with his crunching tackles and highly energetic style of play, he is sure to be a crowd pleaser, and this is one player I would love to see at Elland Road, despite his lack of experience in English football.
Sky Sports reported last week, that former Leeds United player Andy Gray was back training with the club. At the ripe old age of 34, Andy Gray has spent his career wandering around the Championship with 9 different clubs. Most recently with Barnsley, Andy Gray is not a player we should be looking at to gain us promotion.
In recent times, Leeds United have had a habit of signing up old journeyman on one-year deals. With the likes of Danny Webber, Mikeal Forssell and Paul Dickov just a few to mention, we need a fresh approach to our play up top. Let’s look to fresh talent, that we can nurture into top players. If Andy Gray strikes a deal with Leeds United, then it’s another waste of wages that could be saved for better recruitment.
Away from in-comings, is the ongoing saga with last season’s top scorer Ross McCormack. With 19 goals last season, Ross McCormack was a stand out figure in a drab and frustrating season. With contract talks seemingly no longer up for discussion, a host of top Championship teams are being linked with a £2.5 million deal for the hot shot Scot.
There is a mixed feeling between fans on whether Ross McCormack is a prized asset, but if we sell our top scorer from last season then I pray that he is replaced by someone as clinical as the former Cardiff City player that Leeds United snapped up for a bargain fee of £300,000 two seasons ago.