With Leeds United closing in on signing Marcelo Biesla as their new coach the transfer rumour will be starting to fly in very soon. Here are three strikers we think Leeds United should sign.
Harry Wilson, who plays for Liverpool, is a 21-year-old striker-cum-winger who has unbelievable amounts of potential to become a top player. He scored a ridiculous ten goals in just 12 appearances for the Liverpool under 23’s in the first half of last season. The Welshman then spent the second half of last season on loan at Hull City. He scored an impressive seven goals in just 13 games for The Tigers but has returned to Liverpool since.
Leeds never really managed to find a goal scoring threat like Wilson last season which is exactly what they needed to have any chance of forcing themselves into the top six. He’s been linked with Leeds United in the past but nothing has ever really developed. This could be the perfect signing for the West Yorkshire club.
Abel Hernandez is a 27-year-old striker who is currently under contract at Hull City. Hernandez has been heavily linked with a moved away from the KCOM. Leeds United were one of the clubs being linked as well as Turkish giants Galatasaray. He would undoubtedly be a top signing for either of these clubs.
Due to a very serious Achilles tendon injury, which required surgery, Hernandez only managed ten appearances last season. In those games, he still managed eight goals. This is especially impressive given he wasn’t ever really 100% fit throughout the majority of these games. The Uruguayan striker would be the exact goal threat Leeds United having been starved of for quite a while now. Only time will tell if they manage to get their man.
Oli McBurnie is an incredible young talent at the age of just 22. Last season he enjoyed a very good loan spell at relegated Barnsley where he scored nine goals in just 17 games for the South Yorkshire club. He managed to break into the Swansea City first team last season where he managed 11 appearances for the Swans, albeit for a few minutes off the bench on the most part. He also scored an outrageous ten goals in just seven games for the Swansea under 23’s. This included a 14-minute hat-trick against Chelsea.
Despite being a Scotland international player, McBurnie was born in Leeds and was raised there as a child. His first club was also Leeds United who he left at the age of 14. McBurnie has been linked with Leeds quite recently and if was to sign for Leeds he would almost instantaneously become a fan favourite just for being a local lad. This player is just what Leeds United are looking for and would be a great signing for them.