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Roofe and Bamford are in form so do Leeds really need 12-goal Sol?
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Roofe and Bamford are in form so do Leeds really need 12-goal Sol?

Leeds United have been boosted by the return of Patrick Bamford.

The 25-year-old returned earlier than expected from injury and made an immediate impact, scoring the winner against Bolton Wanderers to fire Leeds to the top of the league.

With Bamford now back, Marcelo Bielsa has a pleasant selection headache as Kemar Roofe is also in form.

Roofe has 10 goals in 16 league matches and with Bamford to provide competition up front, Leeds are not going to be short of goals as they charge towards promotion.

But that has not stopped the January transfer links with a new striker.

According to TEAMtalk, Leeds are among the clubs keen on Willem II hit-man Fran Sol.

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Celtic, Rangers and some Premier League sides are also in the hunt for the 26-year-old, who has struck 12 goals in 16 Eredivisie games this season.

This is an impressive return and if Sol was an option in the summer, Leeds would have been all over this.

But Bielsa does not need another striker as long as Roofe and Bamford stay fit and firing.

With just three dribbles and nine key passes this season, according to Who Scored, Sol is not the all-round striker that Bielsa favours either.

The ex-Villarreal man, who came through the ranks at Real Madrid, is a natural goal scorer and he would add something to Leeds’ attack.

But Bielsa is better off focusing on bringing in at least one new defender, rather than looking at strikers.

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