Phil Hay has revealed that Leeds United are working on a deal for an unnamed Premier League striker after securing their top-flight status for a third season.
Leeds beat Brentford 2-1 yesterday which, combined with Burnley’s loss to Newcastle United, secured their place in the Premier League for 2022/23.
Focus is now turning to transfers as Leeds look to avoid a relegation scrap in the coming campaign.
A report from Phil Hay in The Athletic has outlined how Leeds have now agreed a fee with RB Salzburg for Brenden Aaronson. They’ve also been working on a deal for Calvin Ramsay of Aberdeen.
Additionally, Leeds are said to be working on a deal for a Premier League striker, although there’s no name provided in the report.
“The club have agreed a fee for Aaronson from RB Salzburg, and have also been working on Aberdeen defender Calvin Ramsay and a Premier League centre-forward. “
Patrick Bamford’s injury problems this season have hampered Leeds, with the striker managing only 560 minutes of Premier League football.
Joe Gelhardt has stepped up out of the U23s and had a good impact, whilst Daniel James has played as a makeshift centre forward at times.
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Liam Cooper and Kalvin Phillips were big misses for large parts of this season, but Bamford was the player Leeds missed the most in 2021/22.
Simply, without him leading the line, Leeds lacked presence in and out of possession.
With no recognised cover, the struggle that unfolded was hardly a surprise.
So, to learn that Leeds are targeting a deal for a striker in the summer transfer window is really exciting news.
Although we aren’t 100% sure who it is at this stage, it shows that the board are ready to rectify previous mistakes, which is just about all you can ask for at this stage.
The fact there’s no name provided, whilst Aaronson and Ramsay are named, it goes under the radar. However, it is probably the key piece of business needed this summer.