By Mark Smith

7th Jun, 2022 | 6:45am

Leeds United want to sign RB Salzburg striker Junior Adamu - Sky Sports

Leeds United are hot on the trail of RB Salzburg striker Junior Adamu this summer, according to Sky Sports.

Reporting on their Austrian website, Sky Sports have reported that the Whites are joined by Southampton, West Ham and many Bundesliga clubs in the race.

It is suggested that the 21-year-old wonder could be available for only £8.5million in what could be Leeds’ third raid of RB Salzburg in this window alone.

With Brenden Aaronson already confirmed and Rasmus Kristensen on the verge of completing his move to Elland Road, this relationship is going well for the Whites.

Victor Orta clearly already has one foot in the door and if Leeds do decide to make their move, he could give them the instant advantage in negotiations.

It is no secret that Leeds are looking for a new striker after last season’s troubles.

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Patrick Bamford only featured nine times, leaving a mixture of Rodrigo, Dan James and Joe Gelhardt to do the business, something that proved tricky.


Wow – Leeds are certainly not holding back on the Austrian champions this summer.

Adamu making it a potential hat-trick of moves would be brilliant too given his age and ability to cause real problems to any defence in Europe.

The 21-year-old proved that when curling home a fantastic effort in the Champions League against Bayern Munich in the 2021-22 season, assisted by none other than Aaronson.

Leeds could be welcoming three players to Elland Road who would help each other settle instantly, and that is smart investment from the club, who knows their depth has to be better moving forward.

Jesse Marsch will know these players inside and out too and that will be critical as he tries to fully get across his playing style at Thorp Arch this summer.

This is by no means anywhere near done, but it is certainly one to watch after Kristensen is confirmed this week.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites are readying a new bid for a blockbuster striker signing according to Phil Hay after Premier League survival