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“We know” – Sky Sports drop huge Leeds United transfer claim as striker hunt set to roll on

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Leeds United are reportedly still willing to break their transfer record for a new striker despite missing out on Charles De Ketelaere.

Leeds’ front line opened their account for the season on the opening day with a win over Wolves coming thanks to goals from Rodrigo and an assist from Patrick Bamford.

A new striker has been targeted regardless of the form of these two though, but the club’s prime target, Charles De Ketelaere, was a failed attempt.

With the Belgian now an AC Milan player, Leeds have nothing to currently show for they €40million offer that was on the table to Club Brugge.

What it does suggest, is that Leeds have the funds to smash their transfer record for a new signing, should the right player come forth.

That’s according to Sky Sports journalist David Reed, who spoke on air about Leeds’ potential hunt for a new forward in the final weeks of the window:

“The next club we’re going to look at is Leeds United. 

“Again, Leeds United looking for a striker, they have been all of this window, they went heavy on Charles De Ketelaere, but he’s gone to AC Milan. 

“We know there is money set aside to sign a striker for Leeds, and probably if they do get someone in, it would be a club-record deal for Leeds United as well.”

I think that spending big on a new striker would be a huge boost for us, but it would also present a significant risk.

In De Ketelaere, Leeds had a forward that they knew would have been a gem of a signing, and to source that calibre in another will be difficult.

I back the club to continue recruiting with the same standard that we have seen already from the summer signings.

A new striker is needed though, given how tired Bamford looked after an hour against Wolves, and adding another player of guaranteed quality would be massive.

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