Bradford City’s Charlie Wyke has been the subject of intense speculation over his future during the past week and it’s been clear that the forward has plenty of admirers in the Football League.
Most Bradford City fans seem to have accepted the fact the club are likely to lose the striker during this transfer window with the likes of Sunderland and Bolton Wanderers keen on signing the striker – but with more clubs showing interest in the forward, it’s possible Leeds United could make an audacious attempt to sign the forward.
Earlier today, journalist Alan Nixon suggested that an “auction” as such was on for the striker and with Wyke being hot property, it won’t be long until some big Championship clubs launch bids for an exciting prospect.
One club who have been noticeably short of a striker are the Bantams West-Yorkshire rivals, Leeds United. Although most fans are expecting Leeds to want to sign a big name Premier League or Championship striker, Wyke would be a valuable addition to the club’s ranks.
Wyke scored 32 goals in 77 games for Carlisle before then scoring 23 goals in 53 games for the Bantams, proving he is a true goal scoring threat but the striker is also very handy in terms of hold-up play and bringing other players into the game.
Wyke poses a strong aerial threat but also is incredible calm and composed when he has the ball at his feet and is excellent when given the ball at holding on to it and enabling his team to catch up on a counter attack.
Leeds United would be a force to be reckoned with if Charlie Wyke was to become the focal point of their attack and given the strikers ability to adapt to football in a higher division thus far, he could definitely play his trade in the Championship next season and not look out of place. It’s likely he could be sold for a relatively cheap fee in terms of what strikers usually cost, and it’s definitely worth Leeds United considering a bid for the centre-forward.