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Could Christiansen’s refusal to land top striking target hinder Leeds from attaining promotion?

Leeds lack of quality finishing in the final third could prove very costly to their promotion ambitions, and their inability to replace Chris Wood’s goals continues to frustrate their chances.

Adding a proven goalscorer to the squad over the January transfer window could do the Whites a lot of good, but it appears manager Thomas Christiansen’s demands in a striker could serve as hindrance.

As per the Daily Mail, Leeds are scouting Holstein Kiel striker Marvin Ducksch ahead of the winter window.

The German hitman is currently topping the Bundesliga 2 goal charts having notched 11 goals in 16 appearances.

However, Christiansen isn’t keen on pursuing Ducksch’s signature as he isn’t convinced of the striker’s overall quality due to his lack of pace and movement.

The 23-year-old’s impressive goalscoring record means he could be the perfect signing to replace Wood.

With some Bundesliga games under his belt for Borussia Dortmund and a handful of games across 4 German divisions, Ducksch boasts of a lot of experience that would come handy in the Championship.

He is proficient in holding on to the ball, rarely misplaces passes, while his finishing and aerial prowess are top-notch.

Nevertheless, his immobility could prevent Leeds from coming for him, and it’s a decision Christiansen could rue should the club fail to make Premier League promotion.