Well, the contract offer that was revealed yesterday may have been a last ditch attempt to keep Chris Wood by the looks of it. The Premier League has won yet again by the looks of it. A deal that would double the wages (and some) of Chris Wood and bank an initial £15 million into the Leeds United bank account seems inevitable.
Burnley are so confident of securing the move they have asked Leeds not to play the striker in the game at Sunderland this evening. Wood is now expected to join the Premier League side by Monday and the question marks are hanging around Elland Road. With Wood on the move it leaves us with one striker, £500k Caleb Ekuban. The new signing scored in the win against Port Vale but it’s very hard to asses him on just that game. Marcus Antonsson has left to join Blackburn and Leeds now have a huge task on their hands, of spending the Wood (and Taylor) money to make sure we replace the goals that Wood brought.
Two years, almost six times the amount of money is good “business” but it isn’t good for the team or the fans. Andrea Radrizzani absolutely has to spend a large chunk of that money on reinforcements and he has to do it well, and quickly with under two weeks left in the window. You can’t blame Wood for this, and you can’t blame the club, it’s part and parcel of being a second tier club and we have to move on and try to make sure we aren’t left massively behind where we were last season on the pitch. There are options out there and maybe we could spend money on a winger as well as a striker to try to bring this back in our favour.
More on this news if and when we get it.