By Liam Thomas

4th Feb, 2023 | 11:30am

Leeds United can strike deal for Noah Okafor after Fabrizio Romano update

Fabrizio Romano reported on 4 February that RB Salzburg forward Noah Okafor is ready and available to make a move to a top club and league this summer which could be Leeds United.

Leeds were linked with making a move for Okafor on 6 October 2022 by Italian news outlet Calciomercato and they could make another attempt again this summer.

Transfer guru Romano shared that Okafor’s representatives kept him at RB Salzburg readying the youngster for a “big move” this summer.

“Noah Okafor, one to watch – understand his plan is to leave and join top league club in the summer,” said Romano on Twitter. (4 February, 10:36 AM)

“English and German clubs wanted Okafor already in January, but the player and his representatives decided to stay until the summer then prepare big move.”

Why not?

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Yes, Leeds United are pretty stacked in the forward departments right now but with Rodrigo on the wrong side of 30 and an injury-prone Patrick Bamford, the club should still target other talents.

And the Whites could do far worse than Okafor, he’s a highly-rated forward who has shined in the UEFA Champions League for RB Salzburg.

Victor Orta and Andrea Radrizzani demonstrated the clubs pulling power with the 49ers Enterprises in the transfer window last month and it wouldn’t be out of the question for them to land Okafor’s signature.

The club’s hierarchy seems to be building a team for the future and Okafor fits perfectly into the bracket of the type of player Leeds United should be targeting.

His pacey, powerful and direct style of play would be perfectly suited to the physical Premier League too, not to mention Jesse Marsch’s press.

Okafor and Leeds United could be a match made in heaven and if he is available for a suitable price, the Whites would be foolish not to pursue a move this summer.

In other Leeds United news, the club launched an audacious deadline day bid to bring in a midfielder on loan.