Reporter provides double update on search for Leeds United striker


Leeds United’s search for a striker continues, with the club seen as big admirers of Stade Rennais’ Martin Terrier.

The club publicly went after Club Brugge’s Charles De Ketelaere, but he eventually joined AC Milan. Leeds also had a long interest in PSG’s Arnaud Kalimuendo before joining Terrier at Stade Rennais.

Following Patrick Bamford’s injury in the weekend game against Southampton, it has intensified the need to bring in a striker to provide additional support in what is a light area of ​​the squad.

Ben Jacobs of CBS, speaking to GiveMeSportclaimed Leeds had tabs on Martin Terrier for a long time, he said: “Terrier is the one Leeds have loved for a long, long time.

“While watching Kalimuendo, they were simultaneously determining if there was a possibility of signing him. [Terrier].

“They followed him for a long time, they did a lot of work, they did a lot of analysis.”

Jacobs is confident Leeds will sign a striker, and perhaps now Terrier is seen as first choice after deals for De Ketelaere and Kalimuendo fell through, he replied to a fan on Twitter and say: “[Leeds are] very busy behind the scenes. Patience! They work hard to try to get a striker.

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Leeds need a striker this summer, as Bamford and Joe Gelhardt’s early-season problems highlighted and Rodrigo’s fitness record at Leeds is also questionable. The club cannot rely on the options they currently have to be sufficient, further reinforcements are needed and have been for some time.

Terrier is more of a secondary striker or supporting striker than a focal point up front, he will drop deeper to then attack the box, rather than holding the line and pinning centre-backs. Leeds’ priority is another player like Bamford who can keep opposing defenders busy by being more of a physical tyrant.

Terrier is technically sound, having also played as a winger, he would look to take up attacking positions similar to Leeds new boy Luis Sinisterra, who looks to attack down the left channel to get into the box.

At this point, with just two weeks left in the window, Leeds may have to take what they can get, and in the case of the French striker, they will at least provide another attacking option and a different dynamic, even if his profile is ‘t exactly what the club requires.

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