By Azeem Siddiqui

19th May, 2022 | 8:15pm

Newcastle United eye Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford – report

Newcastle United are interested in making a move for Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford, according to Daily Mail.

The Magpies are looking to strengthen their striking force for the next campaign after keeping their place in the Premier League.

As per the latest report, the Toon Army might be keen on making a move for Bamford if the Whites are relegated from the Premier League, but his injury record could be taken into account.  

Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Benfica’s Darwin Nunez and Brentford’s Ivan Toney are the other strikers the Magpies are closely monitoring other than the former Middlesbrough striker.

Injury concerns

Bamford has featured in just nine Premier League matches this season, scoring twice and notching up as many assists.

His overall numbers in the English top flights stand at 20 goals and 10 assists in 74 matches.

Because of the multiple injuries he suffered, it has affected his output as compared to the last season, where he accumulated 17 goals and eight assists over 38 top-flight fixtures.

His injury is one of the primary reasons why Leeds are caught up in a relegation battle this season and he could miss the crucial game against Brentford on Sunday as well.

Newcastle are now a financial powerhouse after a Saudi Arabia-backed consortium bought the club late last year for the sum of £305million.

Since the Saudi takeover, it has been widely reported that the new owners have pumped £167million into the club to cover various costs.

Newcastle splashed out £94million on five new players in the winter transfer window which helped immensely in their survival.

In other Leeds United news, a journalist has insisted that Leeds could be “damned” in a major pay-cut and release clause relegation view.