Leeds United are being linked with a move for Habib Diallo in a move that could signal the club’s confidence of winning promotion this season.
According to French publication Le Quotidien Du Foot, the Whites are interested in landing the striker.
The Metz striker has scored 12 times this season in an impressive campaign. That form has seen interest from the English game, with Chelsea also named as a club with interest.
Diallo, who is known for his blistering speed and power at the top of the pitch, would surely welcome a move to England. Especially so, if Leeds gain promotion.
And with the likes of Chelsea interested in him, Leeds’ interest would appear to signal they are confident of winning promotion when football eventually resumes.
The report claims a fee of around £18m would land Diallo. Clearly, this is something Leeds would only be paying if they did indeed reach the top-flight.
Leeds need big signings and quality
While Leeds should do well enough under Marcelo Bielsa if promoted, they do need quality and depth.
At the moment, they have just Patrick Bamford as an out and out striker in the squad. They’ve never really replaced Kemar Roofe, despite spending on the likes of Helder Costa.
In bringing a player like Diallo in, Leeds and Bielsa would be addressing problem positions.
Diallo move suggests Leeds confidence in success
Unlike last season when Leeds crumbled, they seem to have overcome that thought this season.
After a mini blip a few months back, Leeds still find themselves in the top two and picking wins up. It is, of course, a key time to be picking up victories.
It seems pretty obvious, then, that the club seems confident of winning promotion this time around. Links to players with the ability and price-tag of Diallo don’t come around if you’re intending on staying in the Championship.