Leeds United sold a number of their players to Barnsley during the summer, but it now appears that the Whites are hoping to bring one the other way, with The Sun on Sunday (5/1; page 61) reporting that Marcelo Bielsa is interested in Cauley Woodrow.
Leeds certainly appear to need a new striker this month. Eddie Nketiah’s loan has been cut short, leaving Patrick Bamford as the one forward Bielsa has amongst the senior squad.
The Sun on Sunday (5/1; page 61) suggests that Woodrow is one player that Leeds want to fill the void left by Nketiah.
The 25-year-old has been excellent for Barnsley this season. He has scored nine goals in 22 Championship games, having bagged 16 goals to help the Tykes to promotion last term.
TBR View – Woodrow joining Leeds would be a surprising move
It would perhaps be a surprise if Woodrow ended up at Leeds. Barnsley are surely going to have little interest in selling him while they are battling relegation. And they are certainly going to upset their supporters if he is allowed to move to Elland Road.
Meanwhile, Leeds have spent very little money on transfer fees in the last two windows. Mateusz Bogusz is the only permanent signing to have commanded a transfer fee, with all of the summer’s additions to the senior squad all arriving on loan.
But perhaps Andrea Radrizzani may be willing to take a financial gamble this month. Leeds could hardly have a better platform to secure promotion from right now.
Many of the fans clearly feel that landing one or two inspired signings could see the side over the hurdle that proved just too big last season.
It remains to be seen if those working behind the scenes at Elland Road feel exactly the same.