Leeds have today been linked to Preston North End striker Jordan Hugill. The 25-year-old is well-known in this league and a move seems on the cards sooner rather than later with the player already handing in a transfer request in the summer with teams chasing him.
Hugill is very highly rated by Preston and he has earned plaudits throughout the league. He is powerful and extremely strong with his back to goal. It’s fair to say that Preston were much the better side when they came to Elland Road and in terms of target men Hugill is the best we’ve seen this season from an away player. He gets his fair share of goals, eight so far this season which is more than any Leeds player in the league and a striker is certainly what we need, Kemar Roofe the only option that really seems viable currently. Leeds have also been linked with Posh striker Jack Marriott in recent days, the forward is another who would cost a fair chunk on money, but money we should have given the sale of Chris Wood.
Andrea Radrizzani released a statement when Chris Wood left saying that Leeds fans can rest assured that all the money received from the Wood deal would go back into the playing squad. Since that day we have signed Pawel Cibicki, Jay-Roy Grot, Aapo Halme, Yosuke Ideguchi and today Laurens De Bock. That is a total that is around £5 million in fees so there is plenty of money that we should expect to be spent. Hugill is apparently commanding a fee of around £6 million although the figures being banded around seem to be getting higher and higher. One thing we know for sure, we need a striker.