May 21, 2024

“The talent is certainly there” – Leeds United join Sunderland in pursuit of EFL attacker: The verdict.

The Iraqi international has been connected to a number of teams, and Daniel Farke’s team is apparently pursuing him in the winter transfer window alongside Sunderland.

Ali al-Hamadi the WDSA Player of the Season | Wimbledon Downunder  Supporters' Association

Al-Hamadi has had a respectable start to the current campaign for the Dons in League Two, with four goals and five assists in 14 games thus far. He has also found the net against Morecambe in the FA Cup first round. This accomplishment comes after a standout season the previous year, in which he scored 10 in 19 games.

 

Ali Al-Hamadi stats in 2023/24 as per Transfermarket
Appearances Goals Assists
34 15 6
Stats taken from across two seasons as of 04/11/2023

 

It is hardly surprising that Leeds has added themselves to the list of teams interested in signing the forward given their stellar record.

Will Al-Hamadi prove to be a valuable asset for the Whites, though? We inquired about the opinions of the FLW writers over Al-Hamadi’s decision to replace West Yorkshire with South East London.

Matthew Wilson

With Georginio Rutter, Joel Piroe, and Willy Gnoto as Leeds’ attacking options, he would not see much playing time if he joined the team right now.

However, if he were to leave Elland Road in January, Al-Hamadi would cover the void left by Willy Gnonto, who is rumored to be leaving in January.

Considering his track record over the last two seasons, which demonstrates his ability to find the back of the net, he would also be a decent substitute.

However, given the speed at which League Two is played, a lot of players have previously found it difficult to transition to the Championship, so only time will tell if the Iraqi international is up to the task. On the surface, though, Leeds could benefit from having it.

Holmes Ned

If Leeds choose to pursue Ali Al-Hamadi, they will need to exercise patience, but there is unquestionably talent there.

Although he has had an incredible season with the Dons since signing in January, it is important to recognize the significant difference between League Two and the Championship.

If Daniel Farke’s team returns to the Premier League, the 21-year-old might fill that gap and even make an impact, but he will require time to grow and adjust.

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