By Sam Stone

10th Aug, 2022 | 6:10am

Journalist shares chances of Leeds United signing PSV Eindhoven attacker Cody Gakpo

Journalist Dean Jones has suggested that Leeds United are more likely to sign a player who can play in a central striking position as opposed to Cody Gakpo.

According to The Mirror (6 August) Leeds have registered an interest in the 23-year-old but he could cost £40million.

The Dutch international can play as a striker, but is predominantly a winger and former Bleacher Report journalist Jones believes Leeds are prioritising an out-and-out central striker.

Jones told GIVEMESPORT on Tuesday, August 9: “I’ve been told to expect that Leeds would sign a player that’s more likely to play through the middle as opposed to out wide.

“So, given that, I wouldn’t really be expecting Gakpo to land.”

Top talent

There can be no doubt that Gakpo is a top talent and it’s no surprise to see the attacker linked with the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United this summer.

It feels like a move for the Dutch international should have materialised as an earlier point in the window, with Luis Sinisterra’s arrival potentially the marquee wide man that Jesse Marsch was going to add to his squad this summer.

However, the Colombian’s injury could well mean the Leeds boss delves into the market for another winger and Gakpo is certainly a player that has caught his eye over recent weeks and months.

Although the big transfer fee and potential interest from elsewhere could well prove a stumbling block if Marsch is just looking for another player to cover Sinisterra’s injury.

Furthermore, Jones is right in suggesting that Leeds could well be focussing on a central striker in the final weeks of the window.

Rodrigo and an injury-prone Patrick Bamford are Marsch’s current options, so it would not be a shock to see a younger face come through the door at Elland Road in the coming weeks.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites now have a clear run to sign a £20m-rated left-back as their Premier League rivals have now bowed out of the race.