By Mark Smith

4th Aug, 2022 | 3:40pm

Elland Road sources have now shared that money is now available to be splashed on a new striker for Leeds United, according to Graham Smyth.

The Yorkshire Evening Post journalist has reported that money is now available to be put on the table again after a move for Charles De Ketelaere finally failed this week.

Jesse Marsch did acknowledge that the club need to be prudent and certain about any new arrivals in West Yorkshire with the Premier League season now days away.

Writing in his latest column for the Yorkshire Evening Post, Smyth shared what he had been told about the bid for a new striker in this window.

“Marsch had relatively little to add on the club’s transfer situation in general,” he wrote.

“The club and its head coach made no secret of the desire to add another striker this summer but a pursuit of Charles De Ketelaere proved unsuccessful when the Belgian signed for AC Milan.

“Elland Road sources insist that money remains available for a forward but as Marsch says, the club believe they must be prudent and certain about any further signings.”

Dilemma.

With Patrick Bamford now available and back firing at 100% after his numerous injury woes last season, a question is going to be asked now.

Do Leeds go very big for a new main man? Or do they back Bamford and spend less money on someone who can provide competition but also play alongside him?

De Ketelaere would have been a record transfer at Elland Road, but it remains unclear if the money being made available again is at the same level to do that.

Arnaud Kalimuendo has been mentioned heavily with his Paris Saint-Germain future unclear, but a move for a striker may be put on the backburner with a new goalkeeper and left-back also being eyed.

One thing for sure, Radrizzani and the 49ers have backed Marsch heavily in this window, and will continue to do so, now he has to deliver once it all kicks off this weekend.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites now want to sign this striker with a rival set to kickstart a major £30million+ transfer battle