According to Phil Hay of the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds are chasing 19 year old NEC striker Jay-Roy Grot- who represents Holland at under 19 level.
With Chris Wood leaving the club for Premier League side Burnley and Caleb Ekuban sustaining a foot injury on his debut against Sunderland, which forced the 23 year old to be carried off the pitch, Leeds are in the hunt for attacking options- with Thomas Christensen expecting at least two new strikers at the club before next Thursday’s transfer deadline day.
One of the names strongly linked is young NEC striker Jay-Roy Grot, who despite only being 19 has already featured for the Dutch top flight side on 31 occasions and found the net an impressive 16 times. Grot has also represented Holland at both under 17 and under 19 level, and has been dubbed as one of the top under 21 prospects of the Eredivisie.
According to Hay, Leeds have already tabled a bid for the youngster with hope that they can lure him away from NEC before Saturdays Championship clash with Nottingham Forest.
At 6 foot 3 Grot isn’t the usual 19 year old striker, who also possesses great strength as well as speed which allows him to be seen as a target man or a centre forward. According to reports, Grot’s main strength is his strong areal presence, which is helped by his huge 6 foot 3 frame, which allows him to have a strong, powerful header. As well as being strong in the air, he is skilled with his feet and has a strong right foot- and with these attributes he could prove a perfect fit for the Championship.
Leeds face Nottingham Forest this Saturday at the County Ground, and currently do not have a recognised striker in the squad- which would suggest that Leeds are looking to bring in a striker sooner rather than later.