Swedish outlet Fotboll Direkt have claimed that Ostersunds striker Dino Islamovic is set to leave the Allsvenskan club this summer amid plenty of interest – which will surely come as a boost to Leeds United.
The 25-year-old has been in decent form this season, scoring four goals in 13 league games – also laying on two assists. Islamovic has now taken his overall tally at Ostersunds to 15 goals in 41 games.
Back in June, Fotboll Direkt claimed that Leeds had sent scouts to Sweden to watch Ostersunds number 99, as well as winger Hosam Aiesh who was also a key member of Graham Potter’s Ostersunds that beat Arsenal.
Islamovic is a powerful striker that is strong in the air and equally as adept at holding off defenders with his physical frame. But he is unproven in the big European leagues, his biggest chance coming at FC Groningen in the Eredivisie.
He managed just one goal in 15 games in the top tier of Dutch football, but Leeds are said to be impressed with the target man striker. Now, the latest report claims he is set to leave Ostersunds.
TBR’s view – Islamovic could prove to be an unearthed Leeds gem
Leeds could be after a new striker this summer with Patrick Bamford struggling to hit top gear last season and Kemar Roofe being linked with a move to Rangers.
Islamovic is yet to prove himself at the top level but he is showing decent enough form in Swedish football, which Ostersunds proved in the Europa League is a decent standard.
It is certainly a risk to bring him to Elland Road, but his bargain price tag of £900,000 could be a bargain.