By Daniel Feliciano

2nd Aug, 2022 | 1:40pm

Leeds United could ramp up efforts to sign Martin Terrier - Ben Jacobs

Leeds could ramp up their pursuit of £34m attacker Martin Terrier this week as they fear being over-reliant on Patrick Bamford, says Ben Jacobs.

The Whites are in the market for a new striker after missing out on Charles De Ketelaere to AC Milan, with Terrier linked with a £34m move from Rennes as well as Arnaud Kalimuendo from Paris Saint-Germain.

Now as the season draws nearer Leeds are beginning to worry about not having much cover for Bamford and CBS journalist Jacobs told GiveMeSport that he feels the club could make a move for the Frenchman before the season starts.

“This is a player that Leeds really like,” he said.

“It’s not as advanced as Kalimuendo at this point, but we’re getting to that stage now where Leeds don’t want to start the season over-reliant on Bamford, and as a consequence, they may well ramp up their efforts on Terrier.”

Expensive

There is clearly plenty of cash available still to bolster the squad after the sales of Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha, but spending £34m on a back-up striker seems like something Leeds wouldn’t do.

Bamford is clearly the number one striker for the upcoming season and Terrier prefers to play out on the wing too, so it doesn’t really add up.

With that said though, Terrier would still be a great addition to the squad and a move could be done if Leeds are willing to pay up.

With Kalimuendo’s future at PSG still up in the air as the manager likes him but the director of football wants to sell him, Leeds are approaching the time to make a decision on who to press forward with.

Terrier would be a solid signing, albeit expensive, but if the want it done before the seasons starts then a decision should be imminent.

In other Leeds news, the club should look to sign a new man ASAP following a major transfer decision