Leeds 'working hard right now' over key signing at Elland Road

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Leeds will be “working hard right now” to bring in another striker this window, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.

Jesse Marsch’s side felt the absence of Patrick Bamford last season and O’Rourke reckons Jesse Marsch will be doing everything in his power to provide the ex-Chelsea man with support at the top end of the pitch.

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Leeds were an exciting, counter-attacking team in their first season back in the Premier League, scoring 62 goals in their 38 top-flight games.

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But Bamford’s injury and a lack of help from their other attacking players besides Raphinha saw the Yorkshire giants find the net just 42 times last term, the fourth-worst record in the division.

The likes of Rodrigo and Dan James were forced to spend time playing through the middle, but those two scored just 10 league goals between them.

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As a result, O’Rourke expects Marsch’s side to be going all out in their attempts to bolster their striker options ahead of the new campaign.

What did O’Rourke say about Leeds?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “They definitely need to bring in a striker because they so badly missed Patrick Bamford through injury last season, so I’m sure Leeds are working hard right now in this transfer market to try and find the striker to improve their options up front, score more goals and take the goalscoring burden off the likes of Bamford.”

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Which strikers could Leeds sign?

According to 90min, Marsch is hoping to bring Chelsea’s Armando Broja to Elland Road, although West Ham are currently in pole position and with the lure of European football have bid £30m for his services.

That could force Leeds to look elsewhere and they’re keen on RB Salzburg frontman Junior Adamu, who scored nine goals in 43 appearances for the Austrian champions last term, although they once again face competition from the likes of West Ham and Southampton for the 21-year-old, who will available for £8.5m.

Meanwhile, Dean Jones previously told GiveMeSport they could target someone with top-flight experience in English football and namedropped Watford striker Emmanuel Dennis, who scored 10 times in 36 games in his debut Premier League season, although his goals couldn’t save the Hornets from relegation.

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