By David Woods

21st Jan, 2020 | 5:30pm

'Absolute machine', 'Shocked' – These Leeds fans react as striker linked with Elland Rd move

Britt Assombalonga is the latest striker to be linked with Leeds United in the January window but fans are split about whether he’d be a good signing for Marcelo Bielsa. 

The report came from the Mirror who claim that Leeds are interested in the DR Congo striker, who hasn’t got the most exciting record as a goal-scorer.

He got 14 last season for Middlesbrough but he’s missed the last eight games through injury and, while he’s been relatively injury-free since his £15m move from Forest, he suffered a serious knee injury at Nottingham Forest.

That saw him miss the final third of the 14/15 season and almost the entirety of the 15/16 season, where he came back for four appearances at the end of the campaign.

That’s got a lot of Leeds fans worried – even the ones that like the idea of the Middlesbrough striker signing.

There are a couple of reasons why Assombalonga might be being linked. Patrick Bamford has played up front with him at Boro in a 4-4-2 before he joined Leeds, and Victor Orta has good contacts at Middlesbrough after working there as head of recruitment from 2015.

Assombalonga won’t be the last name to be linked with Leeds in this window – at least we hope not.

There are others we’d prefer to see before him, and that’s the view of the majority, but not all, Leeds fans.

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