By Pranav Shahaney

22nd Oct, 2022 | 8:40pm

Leeds United drawing up shortlist of strikers for January transfer

Leeds United are reportedly drawing up a list of potential striker targets to address that area of the pitch in the January transfer window.

According to former Eurosport journalist Dean Jones, there is pressure to get the right names as they do not want to attach the responsibility of it to Jesse Marsch.

They’re looking to sign a new striker that can walk into the first team and guarantee goals as that’s a major issue in the squad at the moment.

Speaking to Give Me Sport, Jones said, “I’m told they are drawing up names at the moment. I think that’s the main pressure right now. It shouldn’t be on Jesse Marsch, it should be on the club helping him find a solution to getting them the goals they need.”

Likely?

The club made many mistakes in their efforts to sign a new attacker in the summer and eventually did sign Willy Gnonto on transfer deadline day.

However, they’re yet to utilise him as Marsch probably does not feel that he’s ready to be a regular first-team player.

Goals are coming at a premium at Elland Road so unless the new striker does not hit the ground running, they should not waste time in trying to help another player fit in.

As of now, the main concern should be about Marsch and if he’ll be able to turn things around at the club.

Recent results have been disappointing and the performance against Leicester was arguably their worst of the season and it’s come at a time they’re very close to the relegation zone.

Ahead of the Fulham clash on Sunday, they are in 16th place and could end the weekend in the bottom three – not somewhere Marsch would want his side to be.

In other Leeds United news, a Sky Sports pundit has delivered Jesse Marsch’s “sack” verdict after what he heard this month.