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Paul Robinson believes that Leeds have plenty of wingers and urged them to look for a striker in the summer who can do the same job as Patrick Bamford.
A report in the Star this week linked Leeds with a move for young Danish winger Mikkel Damsgaard, who is getting “rave reviews” after his debut for Denmark.
However, Robinson believes that the two positions that are causing problems for Leeds are holding midfield and striker.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News about the Damsgaard report Robinson said, “I thought Helder Costa did really well when he came on against Arsenal. I thought he had a very good start to the season.
“I don’t think Leeds’ problems are in the attacking third of the field, I think it’s in the defensive third. Holding midfield is the big problem and defence, and the priority in the summer has to be there.
“Going forward they’ve shown what they can do. Leeds have plenty of wingers… Jack Harrison, Raphinha, Poveda, Costa.
“They’re all similar players and I don’t think they need any players in that area.
“If they’re going to sign an attacker in the summer I want to see a back-up for Patrick Bamford.
“He’s as important as Harry Kane to Tottenham, as Jamie Vardy to Leicester.
“The two positions they struggle to replace are Kalvin Phillips and Bamford.
“The priority has to be in the defensive third and someone who can do Patrick Bamford’s job.”
Bamford has scored 12 goals in the Premier League and has even started to be talked about as a possible inclusion in Gareth Southgate’s England squad.
He’s played all 23 games in the Premier League so far but if he was injured Leeds would have a problem.
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