Noel Whelan has told Football Insider that Leeds United should complete the signing of Che Adams from Southampton before the match against Queens Park Rangers this weekend.

According to The Daily Mail, Leeds are interested in signing Adams on loan from Premier League outfit Southampton in the January transfer window.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side are back in action in the Championship on Saturday afternoon when they take on QPR away from home at Loftus Road in London.

The Whites will head into the match against Mark Warburton’s side on the back of a 2-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road in the Yorkshire debry.

Former Leeds striker Whelan, who now works as a pundit for BBC Radio Leeds, wants the West Yorkshire outfit to complete the signing of Adams before the game against QPR.

Whelan told Football Insider: “If Leeds are serious about bringing that experience in, a proven goalscorer, well it’s right there for you now. You’ve seen enough on Saturday that we need strength in depth in that area, we need someone who is not going to be 21 or 18, we need someone that’s proven, can score goals in the Championship, someone that has every attribute straight away so they can join this group of players straight away.

“He’s the one, he’s the one, now if Leeds United are going to put all their eggs in one basket and that’s the one you want….show your commitment then. “Stop messing about, get the money put down and get it done, get the player in because we need it before QPR.”

Need for a striker

With Eddie Nketiah having gone back to Arsenal after his loan spell at Leeds was cut short due to lack of playing time, the Whites do need to bring in a new striker in the January transfer window.

While Patrick Bamford is playing well this season, the Whites cannot rely on the former Chelsea and Nottingham Forest striker to stay fit for the rest of the season or to have a dip in form.

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