By Craig Scott

14th Jan, 2020 | 8:30pm

Sky Sports pundit unconvinced by reported Leeds pursuit of int'l striker

Danny Mills does not appear convinced that David McGoldrick is the right striker for Leeds United amid links between the Sheffield United player and Elland Road.

Football Insider reported earlier this month that McGoldrick, 32, has emerged on Leeds’ radar as the Yorkshire club aims to find a replacement for Eddie Nketiah after he was recalled from his loan spell by Arsenal.

However Sky Sports pundit Mills has suggested that the Republic of Ireland international might not be ideal for Marcelo Bielsa due to his lack of goals this season.

Mills told Football Insider: “Would he get the goals? He’s on a bit of a barren run himself, yes he’s done it before, but what’s his confidence like?

“Is he the immediate person you need to get the goals? What says that he is going to come in and get the goals.

“Just because he’s done it before, what’s his confidence like? What’s his fitness like? As there are so many games in the Championship, we know how intense it is.

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“Yes, he was a proven goalscorer in the Championship, what six months ago? But he hasn’t been scoring a huge amount of goals so that has to come into play.”

McGoldrick has not scored in 19 Premier League appearances for Sheffield United since their promotion from the Championship last season.

Although the Blades have done very well in the top-flight, they have not really looked to the Ireland international to help them get their goals and instead his overall forward play is what has been valuable to them.

McGoldrick cannot be judged just for his lack of goals because he offers so much more and that is what Marcelo Bielsa likes in his strikers.

Patrick Bamford has not been the most prolific for Bielsa but he still starts every week.

McGoldrick might be a decent back-up for the Leeds striker but why would the ex-Ipswich man quit a regular starting spot in the Premier League to become a second-choice in the Championship?

It’s not going to happen.

In other Leeds United news, the club wants to get this 26-year-old off their wage bill.