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TBR View: Leeds must join Josh Windass race after previous interest

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TBR View: Leeds must join Josh Windass race after previous interest

It was reported by the Daily Record during the 2018 January transfer window that Leeds United were readying a bid for Josh Windass.

At the time, Windass was playing for Rangers. The Record suggested that Leeds were prepared to better an offer of £500,000 made by Preston North End during the same window.

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Of course, a move would not take place. Windass would stay at Ibrox for a few more months before he did make a switch to the Championship.

The 26-year-old joined Wigan Athletic in a £2.5 million deal (via The Scottish Sun). And in truth, Leeds have probably not been made to rue missing out.

Windass has scored nine goals in the second tier for the Latics, including four this season.

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But as the deadline looms, perhaps Marcelo Bielsa’s men should be alerted to a fresh report on the future of the Englishman as Leeds continue their search for a striker.

The Daily Mail has reported on Thursday that three Championship sides – including promotion rivals Nottingham Forest – want Windass. And it is suggested that he will cost just £500,000.

Given that that figure is lower than what Leeds were prepared to pay two years ago, perhaps it may now be time for the Whites to put themselves back in the running.

 

TBR View – Why Leeds should consider Windass bid

Firstly, Windass can play as a striker. He has predominantly played up front for Wigan. And he has had some success in front of goal.

During his final full season at Rangers, he scored 18 goals in all competitions.

He would also offer versatility. At Ibrox, he rarely played up front, instead largely featuring in attacking midfield, either as a number 10 or using his skill in a wider role.

Leeds may have grander plans for the final days of the window. The fans are desperately hoping that a new goalscorer arrives before the deadline.

But given that his arrival would not break the bank by any means, perhaps the Whites should not shut the door on going back in for Windass.

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