By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

29th Jul, 2020 | 5:30pm

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Paul Robinson has named the strikers he would prefer to see at Elland Road above Jonathan David, who he said is an “unknown quantity”.

The Leeds interest in David was confirmed by Gent chairman Ivan De Witte who was quoted in Voetbalkrant.

He said that Leeds had put in a better offer for his attacker than Lille.

Taling exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said, “The manager and his scouts have obviously looked at David closely and you put your trust in Bielsa when it comes to it but he’s still an unknown quantity.

“Leeds want a new striker. They need to strengthen that position and it didn’t work in January.

“They tried to get Che Adams all January and it didn’t work out. They ended up with Augustin and that didn’t work out for Leeds. They sent him back.

“Bamford’s conversion rate isn’t good enough and they need another striker.

“If Fulham don’t go up I’d like to see Mitrovic or now Bournemouth are down, Callum Wilson or Josh King. Either of those would fit the bill for the way Bielsa likes to play.

“You need a certain type of player for Bielsa and they would fit the bill perfectly.

“Nine times out of ten there will be a fire sale at teams like Bournemouth when they go down.

“I suspect there will be an asset stripping and these are players a lot of teams will be looking at. I really think Wilson and King will be players that Leeds are looking at.”

Marcelo Bielsa was spotted at the Everton v Bournemouth game which has started speculation about which players he was watching.

With Bournemouth going down, Josh King and Callum Wilson could potentially be open to moves and both are tried and tested in the top-flight.

We still think that David is an exciting prospect, though, even if he is an unknown quantity.

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