Leeds United are on the hunt for a new striker as their Championship promotion bid has hit a serious wobble in recent weeks. The club have won just once in their last seven games in the Championship and seen their points advantage over the chasing pack dwindle.
One key reason is Leeds’ troubles in front of goal. Patrick Bamford is the club’s only recognised striker after Eddie Nketiah was recalled by Arsenal.
Plenty of names have been linked with Leeds in recent weeks, including the likes of Che Adams, Dwight Gayle and Billy Sharp.
But should Leeds rekindle their previous interest in a striker target from the summer of 2018?
No, not Matej Vydra or Abel Hernandez. The player in question is Moussa Konate.
It was reported by L’Equipe that the Senegalese striker was on the Leeds United radar that summer. The Mirror (print edition; 08/08/18; pg 51) then suggested a £6 million move was being considered for the Amiens star, who Marcelo Bielsa knows from his time managing Lille and Marseille.
No move ever happened and the 26-year-old is still with Amiens. He has had a mixed season, starting the campaign out of the starting XI and suffering with a groin problem. However, he has scored twice in his last five appearances and is still a top forward. Leeds should undoubtedly be considering revitalising any interest in the player.
Recently, the YEP suggested that Leeds are looking at an unnamed striker, playing in Europe, who has scored goals at the international level. Konate, who was in Senegal’s World Cup squad in 2018, has 11 goals in 31 caps for the Teranga Lions. Perhaps Konate is back on the agenda and is indeed the mystery man?