Leeds United are in the market for a new striker, and that has not been a secret so far this summer.
Ever since Chris Wood left the club to join Burnley, the Whites have struggled in front of goal, with Kemar Roofe last season’s top goal scorer with just 14 goals.
They have been linked with a number of different forwards, but one man that has been heavily leaked in recent weeks is West Ham United striker Jordan Hugill.
The former Preston North End front man moved to the Premier League club in January, but failed to make any sort of impact at the Hammers.
Due to new manager Manuel Pellegrini taking over at the London Stadium, Hugill will be surplus to requirements and is expected to be loaned out.
Leeds United are reportedly interested, and if they sign Hugill, they will be getting a player very similar in style to Chris Wood.
Chris Wood enjoyed an excellent few seasons in the Sky Bet Championship with Leeds United. He won the golden boot during the 2016/17 season, scoring 27 goals, and he quickly became a fan favourite at Elland Road.
Overall, he scored 43 goals in under 100 games for the Yorkshire club, and his departure hit Leeds United fans hard.
But, they may be closing in on signing ‘their new Chris Wood,’ as they edge closer to completing a deal that will see Jordan Hugill move to Elland Road.
Both strikers stand at over 6ft tall, and have a very similar style of play. Hugill is well known for his hold up play, and letting runners go past him, something that Wood experienced a lot at Leeds United.
Hugill and Wood also both have the knack of being in the right place at the right time, and although Hugill’s goal return is not quite as good as Wood’s, playing in a team with the attacking creativity that Leeds United have would help improve that.