Leeds have today been linked with Juventus striker Moise Kean. The 17-year-old striker is highly rated in Italy and is currently on loan at Hellas Verona. The reports in Italy are that Victor Orta is looking for Juventus to cancel his loan at the Italian side so he can bring the player to Leeds.

He’s at Juve, he must be good?

Let’s hold off judgement at the moment. We seriously need a striker and I think most fans would prefer someone who can come in and hit the ground running. This sort of deal may well be a player who can come in and make some sort of impact or more than likely play for the development squad and “progress to the first-team in due course. The potential ability of Kean is certainly very high, he’s a well known youngster in Europe and he has the physical attributes to compete in this league but we are now at a stage where players won’t have the time to settle, we are struggling and we need help now.

Kean has scored just two goals in sixteen games for Hellas Verona this season which doesn’t exactly get the mouth watering. He has played a handful of times for Juventus but he seems to a player they hope might turn out to be a very good player, rather than a player they think might turn out to be a very good player. A 1-0 defeat today meant we have scored no goals in the last three league games and that is seriously worrying for a side that’s ambition is at least the play-offs. Andrea Radrizzani released a statement when Chris Wood was sold saying that “fans can rest assured” the money from the sale would be re-invested in the squad. A 17-year-old loan signing doesn’t really fit that. If we were to sign him and another, wonderful, but you can’t expect this lad to be the answer to our current issues.

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