Paul Robinson: Kelechi Iheanacho would have been great transfer for naive Leeds United

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Paul Robinson has insisted that Leeds United were naive going into the rest of the season without signing a new senior striker at Elland Road.

The ex-Whites stopper admitted Kelechi Iheanacho would have been a great addition after the Nigerian international was linked with the Whites on deadline day.

Phil Hay reported that the Leicester City forward was looked at but a move failed just as it did with Bamba Dieng and Cody Gakpo in a frustrating end to the window.

“I think they were naive going into the rest of the season,” he exclusively told MOT Leeds News.

“If Patrick is fit, he plays, but looking behind that, maybe his hand was drawn to play Gelhardt. He’s going until January now with someone whose fitness is touch and go, and young strikers that the manager doesn’t trust 100%.

“Iheanacho would be a great player, a very similar option to Bamford. He can lead from the line and press from the front, Jesse Marsch likes his team to start high up the field and he would be good for that.”

Wilfried Gnonto was the attacker brought in on deadline day, but it made no sense right now.

The Whites decided to allow Dan James, an experienced Premier League option, to move on to Fulham despite Jesse Marsch openly admitting that the Italian is not ready for the English top flight.

Iheanacho looks like a good fit for Elland Road, but in all reality, it looks like a smokescreen with no real chance of that one ever getting off the ground so late in the window.

Time will tell if that one is revisited.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites have said see you again to one attacker after being left baffled by a deadline day agreement