Leeds United’s need for a striker has been ramped up in January, after they lost Arsenal star Eddie Nketiah from his loan at Elland Road this month.
Marcelo Bielsa’s team are relying on Patrick Bamford as the only serious option in attack this season and he definitely needs help moving forward.
The Whites are second in the Championship table right now, but Fulham are only four points behind, plus the duo of Brentford and Nottingham Forest are only five points adrift of the automatic promotion spots.
According to the Mirror, Leeds are eyeing attacker Britt Assombalonga from Championship rivals Middlesbrough in January.
It is understood that the 27-year-old will be fit again next week after an injury blow and he’s currently on a £35,000-a-week deal (Capology).
He’s a powerful centre-forward with 65 goals in 175 Championship games during his career and could be a decent addition to try get Leeds over the line for promotion.
Assombalonga was formerly a teammate of current Leeds star Bamford, with the duo spending the 2017/18 season together at the Riverside.
They helped Boro finish fifth in the Championship that campaign and the strikers did work as a pair at certain parts of that season.
Leeds boss Bielsa has rarely used a two-man frontline this campaign, but it did work when Nketiah came off the bench to play alongside Bamford in a win earlier in the season over Brentford.
It could be an intriguing idea to pair Assombalonga and Bamford back together again, as they will already know each others games and perhaps help Leeds finish off all their goalscoring chances.