Despite Leeds’ Premier League credentials putting them in a much stronger position to attract a higher calibre of player, one respected Leeds media channel has claimed that Leeds’ 35 million euro bid for Canadian striker Jonathan David has been overlooked, with the 20 year old opting for Lille instead.

Undoubtedly, there are a variety of other factors that will play a part in the striker’s decision making but it stands as a sign that the hard work has only just begun for the Whites’ recruitment operation. 

David previously played at Belgian club gent and proved to be a prolific goal scorer, notching up 30 goals in 60 games. This is an impressive figure given his age. The forward was also an established Canadian international, playing for his country 12 times thus far. 

Debate ensues over what sort of striker Leeds should bring in. The need is unquestionable however, Patrick Bamford remains Leeds’ only recognised striker after Jean-Kevin Augustin’s loan-turned permanent move was terminated early due to an ongoing injury.