Former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson has insisted that Leeds United must to ‘everything they can’ to sign star striker Dwight Gayle in January.
In an interview with MOT Leeds News, Robinson has claimed that Leeds require a striker to ease the burden on Patrick Bamford and believes clinical frontman Gayle is the answer.
The Newcastle striker has scored over 20 goals in his last two Championship seasons with both the Toon and West Bromwich Albion in the last campaign.
It has been reported that Newcastle are willing to listen to offers of around £15million for Gayle with him having only been utilised from the bench so far this season due to Steve Bruce preferring to select either Joelinton or Andy Carroll.
Leeds currently have Bamford as their main senior striker along with on-loan Arsenal man Eddie Nketiah but there has been speculation he will return to his parent club in January due to a lack of match action.
The Whites have been linked with Everton striker Cenk Tosun but Robinson believes they should focus on acquiring Gayle. “We need a goalscorer. Tosun isn’t exactly prolific and if you’re going to go for someone like him, you need to look at someone like Gayle if you’re gonna pay that sort of money.”
“If you’re going to get a striker on loan then Dwight Gayle… he is a must. Leeds need to try everything they can to get him.”
Should Nketiah be recalled, this would leave the Yorkshire giants lightweight in attack and the acquisition of Gayle could be the difference between automatic promotion or not.