Thomas Christiansen has calmed everyone at the club by confirming that Leeds are in talks over new signings, and he says he expects it to be a very busy ending to the transfer window, with Leeds having over £20 million in the bank after the sale of Wood adding to the Charlie Taylor fee.
It seems obvious but it doesn’t always happen, Leeds have been approaching other clubs for replacements for Wood because the striker leaving was always a possibility. We needed another striker when Wood was staying so now we need two, and Caleb Ekuban, who had a very good game tonight went off with what looked like a bad injury which certainly leaves us shorter than any time I cane remember at the club. Lee Erwin has been sold and Marcus Antonsson has been loaned to Blackburn for the season.
Leeds most natural (fit) striker is Kemar Roofe, who certainly isn’t an out-and-out forward although he did well at times tonight leading the way. There are options out there, Nelson Oliviera, Jordan Rhodes, Nakhi Wells and Benik Afobe are all currently out of favour at their clubs and are players who could potentially make an impression at the club. Leeds have a lot of work to do in the transfer market and Andrea Radrizzani needs to spend the majority of the money that has been received for Chris Wood and of course Charlie Taylor. We are very short in the forward ranks now and movement has to be quick and decisive.