By Saikat Mandal

24th Nov, 2022 | 9:28am

Leeds United want to sign Brazil striker Pedro as he awaits World Cup debut in Qatar

Leeds United have reignited their interest in Brazil striker Pedro, according to a report from Coluna Do Fla.

The Whites are looking to add a new striker in January or next summer, and they believe Pedro is the right candidate for them.

The 25-year-old striker is waiting to make his World Cup debut for Brazil in Qatar. Pedro has a release clause at Flamengo at around £86.2m.

Leeds showed interest in signing the player during the summer transfer window, but the deal didn’t materialise at that time. However, this time they are serious about landing him.

No way

The striker has been in fine form this season for Flamengo. He is the top scorer in the 2022 Libertadores, with 12 goals, and his impressive form has earned him a place in the national side.

The Whites tried hard to land a quality forward in the summer transfer window, with players like Charles De Ketelaere being heavily linked with a move. Eventually, he went to AC Milan, although the Whites were willing to meet his asking price.

In the closing stages of the transfer window, the club signed Wilfried Gnonto, but he is a player for the future. With Patrick Bamford struggling with injuries once again, the need for a striker has been badly felt.

There’s no doubt that a host of clubs including Leeds will be watching him closely, but it’s unlikely that he will be starting ahead of Gabriel or Richarlison. Probably, he will get to play from the bench.

He is a fantastic finisher and could be a smart signing for the Whites. But surely, no club would be interested in meeting his release clause.

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