As Leeds’ search for a quality replacement for Chris Wood went on during the summer transfer widow, Canadian international and Orlando City striker Cyle Larin got identified as a transfer target.
However, the Whites went for other options, with Hamburger SV’s Pierre-Michel Lasogga becoming first choice striker of the eventual signed striking lot.
The German’s days at Elland Road appear numbered as a return to the Bundesliga after his season-long loan expires seems certain.
While this could be a blow, Leeds have been handed a boost as Larin has declared his readiness to move to Europe following 4 years in North America.
The 22-year-old wants another challenge having proven himself in the MLS with 43 goals in 87 league games over the past 3 seasons.
The £2million-rated will be better off starting in a league like the Championship’s before aspiring to play in the top leagues, and Leeds could present him with such opportunity.
Larin’s dominating physical presence makes him the Leeds type of striker, and his aerial strength and finishing will also come handy should he get signed.
The January transfer window will present the Yorkshire club the chance to land him, but there is bound to be stiff competition for his signature following the news of his desire to move to Europe.