One thing that, amongst others, that held Leeds United back last season was a lack of a consistent goalscorer up top. This is something that looks likely to change over the coming week with names such as Matej Vydra and Abel Hernandez linked.

Sun reporter Alan Nixon (below) says that Whites fans can add another name to the mix, reporting on his personal Twitter feed that the Whites are showing definite interest in Bournemouth striker Lewis Grabban.

The 30-year-old London-born striker spent last season on loan in the Championship with Sunderland and Aston Villa. He featured in 38 games for the Championship pair, turning out 20 times for Sunderland (12 goals) and 18 times for Villa (eight goals).

His 12 goals in a struggling Sunderland side helped give Black Cats fans some hope that they would survive the drop to League One, a matter that happened after he left for a half-season loan in the Midlands with Villa.

Leeds are looking around for a striker to fire a promotion bid under incoming manager Marcelo Bielsa, and as written about previously here on The 72, Grabban is definitely one that would fit the bill.

The prolific Chris Wood left Leeds United early last season, his 27 league goals from the previous campaign being sorely missed. Goals-wise, United were forced to rely on the efforts of Kemar Roofe (11) and loanee Pierre-Michel Lasogga (10) but their contributions were sporadic rather than consistent.

Signing Grabban would be a definite sign that the Whites are serious about a promotion tilt, and he is a striker who will give them goals in Bielsa’s high-press, fluid attacking system.


About Author

Cynicism turned to optimism but without the woop woops and ringing bells. Leeds United supporter through thick and thin, more thin than anything recently. Write mainly about the Whites but turn my hand to other clubs. Lover of salted crisp sandwiches. Not a hipster.