Leeds United are enjoying a great season in the Championship this season with the side currently in contention for a playoff place and in the mix for automatic promotion.
The main reason for their great form this season has been the performance of Chris Wood, who has currently netted 20 goals, including 17 goals in the league.
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While this is an impressive achievement, it seems that Leeds rely a bit too much on the prolific forward and should, therefore, sign another striker before the January window is over to consolidate their attacking options.
Garry Monk’s men have been linked with West Ham United’s Ashley Fletcher, but stealing someone the Hammers want instead could be a masterstroke.
This player is Scott Hogan.
Brentford currently sit mid-table, with 14 of their 37 goals having come from the English centre-forward.
The striker has been subject to interest from West Ham, but the London club are reportedly reluctant to pay the £15 million asking price.
This uncertainty could give Leeds the chance to sign the prolific striker on deadline day to help ease the pressure off Wood and secure the club’s position in contention for promotion to the Premier League.
With the Hammers having just signed Robert Snodgrass, Hogan may not get as much playing time as expected at the Irons, so a move to a fellow Championship side could provide him with more game time.
There has been a fair amount of activity during the window at Elland Road including Pablo Hernandez making his loan switch permanent and Alex Mowatt moving to Barnsley as well as several players securing loan deals away.
If the Whites were to find the funds and snatch Hogan from West Ham at the end of the transfer window, the side could find themselves well on their way to playing in top tier of English football come the end of the season as he has proved to be a hit in the Championship so far this season.