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Leeds United finally targeting strikers with Championship experience

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Leeds United finally targeting strikers with Championship experience

Leeds United have been linked with two stars of the Championship.

Leeds United have been linked with some exciting new arrivals this summer, not only in the managerial fold. The club have also been linked with two forwards that have tongues wagging. Abel Hernandez is a free agent having left Hull City and Leeds have reportedly offered him a deal. Matej Vydra is also on the transfer wishlist for Leeds. The Yorkshire Evening Post say they are looking into a deal, which will cost in excess of £10 million.

Leeds have struggled to replace Chris Wood in attack in recent years and last season tried to do so with the likes of Caleb Ekuban, Jay-Roy Grot and Pierre-Michel Lasogga.

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However, if you look at the scoring charts from the Championship last season it is clear what is needed to score at this level. Experience.

Vydra topped the charts with 21 goals. In second was Lewis Grabban with 20 for Sunderland and Aston Villa. Joint-third was Leon Clarke with 19 goals whilst the likes of Martyn Waghorn and Britt Assombalonga are also in the top five.


Vydra has scored goals in the Championship with the likes of Watford and Reading prior to his time at Pride Park. Grabban has done the same with Bournemouth and Norwich City. Clarke has played plenty of football in the Football League.

The Czech forward and Uruguayan talent are therefore perfect striking options for Leeds. Vydra has bags of experience in the Championship. Hernandez scored 20 goals in the 2015-16 Championship season.

What Leeds need are players with proven pedigree in the second-tier to find the goals for a promotion hunt. In Vydra and Hernandez they have exactly that.

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