By Beck Pascal

6th Jun, 2022 | 10:45am

David Prutton tips Leeds United to splash cash on striker over summer

David Prutton has tipped Leeds United to spend big on a striker in the summer transfer window following their goal troubles in the 2021/22 campaign. 

Key injuries hindered the Whites massively as they narrowly avoided relegation from the Premier League last season – none more so than that of Patrick Bamford. 

With nobody stepping up to the plate in the England international absence, Prutton has urged the Elland Road chiefs to splash the cash on a striker. 

He told Yorkshire Evening Post: “There are also reports that Leeds are looking to sign another striker on the back of last season’s struggle for goals, which was just ridiculous.

“With Patrick Bamford spending so much of the season out, the perennial struggle of getting anywhere near the amount of goals needed to stay in the Premier League was United’s biggest problem along with discipline and defending, all of which are key components to what it takes to be good in a football match. 

“Other than that they were all right. We all know that good strikers cost a lot of money but it sounds like Leeds are prepared to spend money and quite rightly so because maybe and hopefully they are looking at last season as the most cautionary tale of how close they were to going down.

“Aaronson has already been signed and, hopefully, Kristensen will follow but I definitely feel that the signing of a striker is the most important one. But it’s got to be the right one too.”

Quality over quantity.

Hopefully, Leeds won’t need a new striker next season. That is far from saying that they don’t need one because last season serves as horrible proof. 

But Bamford will hopefully remain fit and return to the brilliant form he showed during the Whites’ first term back in the Premier League [2020/21] where he bagged 17 league goals.

It would be smart to have an adequate replacement because Rodrigo is yet to fully convince the Leeds fans. If Bamford was to get injured again – it is unlikely he will be able to make up the numbers in front of goal.

Marsch desperately needs options for the 2022/23 season, there is no doubt about that. The squad was looking very thin for the majority of the last term and if the west Yorkshire men want to avoid the same nightmare season – they have to bolster their ranks. 

The most important thing is that they make the right signings though, quality over quantity is imperative. 

In other Leeds United news, Chris Sutton has teared Leeds to shreds, sharing a major transfer view after a recent “disaster”.