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Sebastian Andersson could pile the pressure on Leeds United star

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Sebastian Andersson could pile the pressure on Leeds United star

The Union Berlin ace looks set to depart the German outfit during the summer.

Leeds United are on the verge of obtaining promotion to the Premier League for the first time since 2004. A 3-1 win over Blackburn last time out saw the Whites go six points clear of Brentford in third place.

With top-flight football looking likely Director of Football, Victor Orta may already have one eye on transfer targets for the summer.

One area that Leeds will almost certainly need to strengthen is in the final third, with Patrick Bamford acting as the sole striker for the majority of the 2019/20 campaign.

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Eddie Nketiah and Jean-Kevin Augustin have provided competition but Marcelo Bielsa has preferred the former Chelsea striker in the attack.

Despite the current campaign not yet being finished, some links are already starting to emerge as potential targets for Leeds.

One of those emerging pieces of news comes from Germany and ties Leeds to Union Berlin striker Sebastian Andersson.

According to Kicker, the 28-year-old has a single figure release clause should he move to a club in another European country and that has alerted several clubs.

 

Andersson would be an attractive proposition for Leeds and it’s probably fair to say they need him more than Newcastle and Celtic who are also linked.

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The talented striker netted 13 goals and claimed three assists last season as Union avoided relegation from the Bundesliga.

Bamford’s goal at Blackburn was his 15th of the campaign but surprisingly he has struggled to win over some of the Leeds faithful.

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With that in mind and due to the fact that he has one Premier League goal in 27 appearances throughout his career, some more firepower will almost certainly be sought.

Andersson is typically an uncompromising striker but he has two good feet and gets himself into strong goalscoring positions.

Leeds need the Union performer far more than both Newcastle and Celtic and he’d represent a positive start to the club’s summer recruitment drive.

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