Leeds United are keeping tabs on Kilmarnock striker Eamonn Brophy, according to the Daily Mail.
Kilmarnock’s in-form striker Eamonn Brophy has caught the eye of Championship Leeds United, the Daily Mail are reporting.
Brophy has been an important figure in Kilmarnock’s side so far this season, as they mount an unlikely Scottish Premiership title push. Steve Clarke’s side sit in 3rd place, one point behind Rangers and Celtic after 21 games.
The Scotsman has scored eight goals in 17 league games so far this season, picking up two assists along the way as well. He has scored four goals in his last six games after returning from a spell on the sidelines through injury.
22-year-old striker Brophy has spent the entirety of his short career in Scotland, joining giants Celtic as a seven-year-old. He spent eight years in the academy, before playing in the youth ranks of Hibernian and Hamilton Academical.
Brophy made his senior debut with Hamilton back in 2013, scoring on his first start. He was then sent on loan two Scottish League Two side Queen’s Park for the last few months of the 2013/14 season, where he picked up an impressive seven goals in nine games. A loan spell with Dumbarton F.C did not go so well in the next campaign, netting just once in 10 games.
In 2017, Brophy moved to Kilmarnock, where he has gone on to cement himself in the starting eleven. The Scot has played 51 times for Killie, scoring 17 times.
Marcelo Bielsa is looking to bring in some reinforcements in the January transfer window, with a winger and a goalkeeper being his main priorities. However, he could be looking to bring in another striker to provide some reinforcement for Kemar Roofe and Tyler Roberts, as Patrick Bamford struggles with recurring injury problems, but the £7 million summer arrival is set to return soon.