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Leeds reportedly looking to snap up Dutch Bundesliga striker available for cut-price fee

As per Voetbal Primeur (via Football Oranje), Leeds United are keen on bringing Hannover 96 striker Charlison Benschop to Elland Road as manager Thomas Christiansen looks to add quality depth to his attack.

The contract of the Dutch-born Curaçao international at the Bundesliga side expires by summer, with a January exit expected for a relatively cheap fee.

Benschop, 28, is also attracting Eredivisie side Heerenveen, Bundesliga 2 outfit Fortuna Dusseldorf and Japanese side Yokohama City

Leeds haven’t particularly been the most consistent in front of goals this term in the Championship, while their lack of quality depth in attack was exposed in the F.A Cup exit at the hands of League 2 side Newport.

Benschop, despite returning just a goal in 5 Bundesliga appearances, looks like a striker tailor-made for the lower divisions.

He bagged 25 goals in 58 games for Dusseldorf during his 3-season stay, while also managing 18 in 69 while at RKC Waalwijk.

The likes of Jay-Roy Grot and Pawel Cibicki have failed to provide needed and quality cover off the bench so far, but a gamble on the experienced Benschop could pay off.