In the past week, there have been rumours that Leeds United is interested in signing Ali Al-Hamadi of AFC Wimbledon and Fabio Jalo of Barnsley, two EFL stars.
The Whites are looking good right now, having made some significant changes in the summer and fielding a side that is more than capable of contending for automatic promotion spots.
January is fast approaching though and the 49ers ought to have plans already formulating to bring in fresh faces, wherever they’re necessary.
Leeds has a greater focus on whom?
Two strikers who are now playing in the EFL and making an impression are apparently being watched by the club, as was disclosed last week.
First, the South London Press disclosed that Leeds are keeping an eye on 21-year-old Iraqi striker Ali Al-Hamadi of AFC Wimbledon, who has five goals and five assists in all competitions this year.
Secondly, TEAMtalk have claimed Leeds are one of a number of sides in England keeping tabs on Barnsley’s 17-year-old forward Fabio Jalo, who scored a wonder-goal in their 3-3 draw with Horsham on Friday.
Great news for Farke
Given that Farke already possesses Georginio Rutter, Joel Piroe, Patrick Bamford, Joe Gelhardt, and Mateo Joseph, Leeds might not require a new striker in the upcoming season, but it still demonstrates the club’s activity.
The club need to back him in the new year to give us the best chance possible to get promoted, and if the manager thinks a new striker as backup is required, then they need to give him that.
At 21 and 17, neither can be expected to make the jump up to a Championship promotion race, but neither have long left on their contracts (Al-Hamadi 2025 expiry, Jalo 2024), so a cut-price deal is worth exploring.
Funds will be available, and when 2024 rolls around, Farke might just get the support he needs.