Yorkshire giants Leeds United have made an impressive start to their 2017/18 Sky Bet Championship campaign.
‘The Whites’ won their opening weekend fixture against Bolton Wanderers 3-2, before thrashing Port Vale 4-1 in the first round of the Carabao Cup and then drawing 0-0 against Preston North End in their second league game of the season on Saturday.
Things look good for the Elland Road faithful, with new manager Thomas Christiansen settling in well, as he tries to prove to his critics why he was given the job ahead of arguably more ‘well known’ candidates.
The abundance of new signings are also settling in well, with attacking midfielder Samu Saiz, who netted a hat-trick in the game against Port Vale, and Ezgjan Alioski, who already has two assists to his name, standing out in particular.
Striker Chris Wood is also unsurprisingly impressing too. The Kiwi was last season’s Sky Bet Championship top scorer, netting 27 goals in the league, and was the biggest reason as to why Leeds had as good a season as they did.
Unfortunately for Leeds fans, however, this has prompted interest in the former Leicester front man throughout summer, but now rumours are hotting up, with numerous outlets, including the Daily Star, reporting that Premier League side Burnley are interested in the 25-year-old, having a £12 million rejected.
‘The Clarets’ are likely to come in with an improved bid, especially seen as Andre Gray has made the switch to Watford, and Leeds are also reportedly interested in a striker, with rumours circulating that the club are interested in signing Hamburg striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga, with the Daily Mail reporting that the deal is close.
It could be a coincidence that the club is linked with a big, strong, target man like Chris Wood, but it also could mean that ‘The Whites’ are already in the market looking for a replacement.
The former German under 21 international only managed to score two goals in 22 appearances last season, but is well-regarded in the German league, and would prove a respectable signing, but hopefully for Leeds fans, he will be playing second fiddle to, or alongside Chris Wood if he makes the move to Elland Road.