By Pranav Shahaney

10th Dec, 2022 | 6:13pm

Reliable journalist shares update on Leeds United quest to sign Brazil striker Pedro

A Leeds United move for Brazil forward Pedro is reportedly unlikely in the January transfer window despite scouting reports.

According to Give Me Sport journalist Dean Jones, sources have indicated that a move is not currently on the cards for the 25-year-old.

Leeds are believed to be keen on signing a striker and per CBS reporter Ben Jacobs, Jesse Marsch is a fan of Pedro and wants him at Elland Road.

Jones wrote, “Most of their players are well settled or have recently moved clubs. Leeds United are being linked with Flamengo forward Pedro and while there have been scouting reports done on the player sources indicate a move in the near future is not likely.”

Always going to be hard

It was always going to be tough for Leeds to sign him as he made his breakthrough for Brazil at the World Cup and will have a certain calibre of club in mind.

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He seems to be comfortable at Flamengo currently and it seems like he’ll only move if an offer comes from a club playing in the Champions League.

This is actually a welcome boost for Leeds as they should avoid signing strikers that are unproven in Europe and they must instead look at someone under the radar.

Pedro may be someone Marsch admires but there will be a lot more strikers that will fit the mould of player the American is looking for.

We’re hoping to see some progress on this front sooner rather than later as a striker has to be the priority in this window.

Leeds left it too late in the summer and ended up with Willy Gnonto who’s not quite ready for the first team just yet.

In other Leeds United, 36 scouts recently showed up to watch multiple Leeds sensations with as many as four exits on the cards in the January transfer window.