Leeds United striker Chris Wood has been linked with a shock move to Premier League giants, Liverpool.
Wood, who is the Championship’s leading marksman with 24 goals, has been at Elland Road since the summer of 2015. He has scored 40 goals in just 77 appearances in all competitions for the club – averaging a goal every 1.9 games. That is quite a brilliant record for someone who was jeered for cupping his ear in front of the Kop when celebrating an equaliser against Fulham back in August 2016.
This season has seen Wood completely turn fans opinions of him around – many wouldn’t have been bothered if he had been sold at the start of this season but how wrong would such a decision have been. There’s no doubt Leeds wouldn’t be where they are now without the New Zealand International and it appears his form hasn’t gone unnoticed.
The former Leicester forward, who was pipped to Championship Player of the Year by Brighton’s Anthony Knockaert, is apparently on Jürgen Klopp’s shortlist ahead of the summer transfer window – if rumours are to be believed.
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The sale of Wood would be disappointing for Leeds and their fans but you wouldn’t stand in a players way when a Champions League club come calling.
Personally I can’t see it happening and if we go up I think he’ll stay with us for at least our first season back in the Premier League but if we don’t gain promotion who knows what will happen. His current contract at Elland Road expires in the summer of 2019 so it would take a heavy transfer fee for us to sell Wood – he’s surely got to be worth £10 million on this season’s exploits alone.