Championship

Report suggests Leeds are in the race for 23-year-old goal-scoring sensation

Leeds United fans have been somewhat quiet in the Transfer Tavern during the international break following their side’s recent struggle for form.

The Yorkshire giants sat top of the Championship after seven games having won five and drawn the other two, but since then they have managed just one victory from four league matches, with all three defeats coming on the road.

That has left head coach Thomas Christiansen with much to ponder over the fortnight’s interruption, but there may be some encouraging news to come for our resident Leeds supporters if a recent report from Football Insider is anything to go by.

And that’s because they report that the Whites are keeping tabs on Groningen forward Mimoun Mahi, who has enjoyed a stellar rise in the last 12 months or so.

The 23-year-old moved to the Dutch club back in 2014 but struggled to make much of an impact in his first two seasons, scoring a combined six Eredivisie goals in 39 games for the side.

However, last season saw the Morocco international take it to another level by netting an impressive 17 goals in just 32 league games for Groningen, in turn helping them to an eighth place finish in the Dutch top-flight.

And with four goals in seven matches this term as well, Mahi continues to underline his incredible goal-scoring prowess, and it’s prowess which has caught the attention of Christiansen and the Leeds hierarchy, who are reportedly monitoring the young forward ahead of a possible move in January.

Other English clubs, albeit unnamed in the report, are also thought to be keeping an eye on the forward, so it very much remains to be seen where Mahi is playing his trade come the end of January.

Landlord’s verdict: Leeds United sold star striker Chris Wood to Burnley back in August, and although they haven’t struggled so far in his absence, the long, hard slog that is a Championship campaign is sure to take its toll eventually.

And that is why reports linking them with goal-scoring sensation Mimoun Mahi is hardly surprising, as the 23-year-old forward has been in wonderful form in the last 12 months, and looks set for a huge future in the game.

And with Leeds likely in need of further attacking reinforcements ahead of the second half of the season, they could do a lot worse than Mahi, who could prove to be the difference between promotion and another campaign in the second tier for the Yorkshire giants.

Leeds fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!

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