By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

12th Dec, 2019 | 1:25pm

Exclusive: 'He is a must'– Paul Robinson says Leeds must do everything to sign one player in Jan

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Paul Robinson has said Leeds need a goalscorer and must “try everything” they can to sign Dwight Gayle on loan in January.

Gayle is a prolific goal-scorer at Championship level. He’s scored 23 goals in his last two seasons there, with West Brom and Newcastle.

Gayle has never replicated that form in the Premier League and is currently only getting used off the bench by Newcastle.

A report in the Telegraph said that Newcastle would be willing to listen to £15m offers for the striker.

Leeds are said to be fans of Gayle, although the finances could be a struggle.

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Another name that Leeds have been linked with is Everton misfit Cenk Tosun, but Robinson thinks Leeds should focus purely on Gayle.

Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said, “We need a goalscorer. Tosun isn’t exactly prolific and if you’re going to go for someone like him, you need to look at someone like Gayle if you’re gonna pay that sort of money.

“If you’re going to get a striker on loan then Dwight Gayle… he is a must. Leeds need to try everything they can to get him.”

Leeds are only likely to add a striker if Eddie Nketiah is recalled but that could happen unless something changes in the Leeds team.

Nketiah was an unused sub in midweek and hasn’t started in the Championship yet this season.

If he does go back to Arsenal, his exit could free up the money that Leeds need to sign someone like Gayle on loan. The question is, would Newcastle even consider a loan deal?

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