Leeds United told to make West Ham-esque new striker

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Paul Robinson has used West Ham as an example of how Leeds United need to build up their strike force before the summer transfer window closes on September 1.

Leeds have until 11 p.m. Thursday to complete their transfer business in 2022, but despite months of doing so and earning big bucks selling Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips, Victor Orta has failed to add a new striker to the team.

Patrick Bamford spent almost all of last season injured and the lack of backing led to a lack of goals which ultimately saw Leeds almost relegated to the Championship.

Robinson believes West Ham are the club to consider when it comes to sorting out their forward line because the £35.5m addition of Gianluca Scamacca [Sky Sports] this summer has added much-needed competition for Michail Antonio, who has been missing for months now.

Talk to WORD Leeds NewsRobinson said: “We know Patrick is dealing with injuries because he’s had it for the last 12 or 18 months.

Rather than signing someone who is for the future and who could potentially do a long-term job, I would like to see the club sign someone for the here and now, someone who is able to play this on Saturday and who is able to run in the squad and challenge Bamford for the jersey.

Look at other clubs now, West Ham have done it with Michail Antonio and they now have Gianluca Scamacca and Antonio is no longer a guaranteed choice.

Leeds need that option too, they can’t just rely on Bamford to be fit all the time.

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