By Pranav Shahaney

9th Sep, 2022 | 4:40pm

Jesse Marsch may turn to his former club once again as Leeds United have been linked with a move for RB Salzburg striker Noah Okafor.

According to Calciomercato, Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan are both eyeing a move for the 22-year-old Switzerland international.

Leeds, who failed to sign Cody Gakpo in the summer, may find it harder to sign him in the winter, and having alternatives lined up makes a world of sense.

German media outlet Sport 1 reported in March that the Austrian side are looking at a fee in the region of £21.6million to part ways with the striker.

However, with Leeds looking to sign him roughly a year after that report, they could bring the price down to around £20million if there is a real will to get the deal done.

His contract also expires in the summer of 2024 and he does not seem closer to penning an extension which perfectly works in Leeds’ favour.

Gakpo will be more expensive and probably out of reach but Okafor could be someone who fits well into their price range.

There is plenty to admire about the 22-year-old who can play on the left, right as well as right down the middle.

In his scouting report earlier this year, a lot has been written about his ability to play in an intense and high-pressing system – something that will make him an ideal fit for Jesse Marsch.

The report reads, “Blessed with blistering pace, acceleration, amazing trickery and a finishing style that matches some of football’s most historic goal scorers in Arsenal and Barcelona legend Thierry Henry.”

Hopefully, Andrea Radrizzani is ready to part ways with some millions as he’s the ideal long-term signing that Leeds should be making.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites reached an agreement to sign a left-back, according to his agent.