By Mark Smith

4th Jan, 2020 | 9:00am

Sam Parkin casts doubt on Leeds move for 'Unbelievable signing' in January

With Eddie Nketiah now having officially left Leeds United, the Whites have to make it their top priority to sign a new forward.

Many names have already been thrown around, but it has been reported by Phil Hay that Southampton striker Che Adams has become the Whites’ top target at Elland Road.

There has been much doubt over whether or not the Saints will allow Adams to leave – especially after he only arrived in the summer in the Premier League.

Sam Parkin has recently commented on Leeds’ apparent plans to sign the striker, claiming it would be an inspiring piece of business in the January window.

“That would be an unbelievable signing,” Parkin said on talkSPORT 2.

“Considering what he did last year, I don’t think that Southampton would let him go, or they certainly won’t let him go now, maybe later in the window.”

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The pundit did cast doubt on the move though, and it is unclear whether or not the Whites will be able to complete a move to bring him to Elland Road this month.

Much will be made of Nketiah’s lack of first-team football before another side decides to sanction a loan sale to Leeds. The chance to work with Marcelo Bielsa has admittedly improved the Arsenal youngster, and the Whites will hope that can play a part in any negotiations.

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