Leeds United table bid to sign Adolfo Gaich
Leeds United have made a bid to sign CSKA Moscow centre-forward Adolfo Gaich, according to TuttoMercatoWeb.
The Italian football website reports Gaich, 22, seems “destined” to leave CSKA on loan before the transfer window closes and while they report an offer has been made from Leeds, it does not state whether that’s to sign the Argentine permanently or on loan.
It is understood that the one-time Argentina international is about to earn himself an Italian passport and he’d like to return to Italy after spending the second half of last season on loan at Benevento.
Gaich has a nickname that Leeds fans will be able to get behind.
Before he joined CSKA Moscow, Gaich was linked with a move to West Brom and Inter Milan.
Argentinean news outlet TyC Sports reported that Gaich is nicknamed ‘The Tank’ and based on his 6ft 3 frame, you can understand why.
He’s a powerhouse of a striker and different to anything that Leeds United currently boast in their strike force.
Patrick Bamford is a lot better with the ball at his feet, using his intelligence and intricate footwork to bring other attackers into play while also showing a sweet level of finishing prowess.
Gaich is a brute, a player who can bully defenders, win headers and power shots at goal.
He couldn’t be more different from Bamford.
It might be a good thing for Leeds to have a different option up front but since moving to European football last August, Gaich has failed to impress with just one goal in 18 appearances at CSKA Moscow before he scored twice in his 15-appearance-long loan spell at Benevento.
While Marcelo Bielsa doesn’t rely as heavily on his strikers to score as other managers, Gaich seems to be struggling at CSKA Moscow and he could be worth avoiding.
It seems like he wants to return to Italy, anyway.
In other Leeds United news, this midfielder suffered a “nasty” injury in the defeat to Ajax on Wednesday.