Leeds could make a move for Newcastle striker Chris Wood - journalist
Jesse Marsch’s side are currently 15th in the league table, just two points above the drop zone. It’s not that they have played badly, but they just haven’t been able to get enough positive results.
A new striker in January could make a huge difference. Could Wood be the one?
Leeds could make a move for Newcastle striker Chris Wood – journalist
Newcastle United splashed £25 million to sign Wood from Burnley at the start of the year (Sky Sports).
It was a bit of a surprise back then that they made a move for the New Zealander, but he definitely helped them stay in the Premier League last season.
In this campaign, however, Wood just hasn’t got enough game time. The 31-year-old has only started two games in the Premier League all season, and there’s a good chance he’ll leave in January, especially if Newcastle bring in a new striker.
Jacobs thinks there could be an opportunity for Leeds to bring him back to Elland Road on loan.
The journalist told GiveMeSport: “I wouldn’t rule out Chris Wood. He’s not getting much game time at Newcastle United at the moment.
“Newcastle are still looking at goalscorers and creative-minded options (in January).
“I don’t think Leeds would want to sign Wood on a permanent deal, but there might be a loan opportunity there, so that’s one to just keep an eye on.”
Leeds really could do with a different option up top.
Patrick Bamford has been their main man for years, but his fitness issues continue to trouble him. Rodrigo, on the other hand, has been sensational this season but is it really wise to rely on just one player when you’re in a relegation battle?
Marsch will surely be on the lookout to strengthen his side’s attack, but we just can’t see how Wood would guarantee many more goals than what they can already produce.
It will be interesting to see how this pans out when the transfer window opens, but if Leeds really want to climb up the table, they should look at a more proven goalscorer than Wood.