Leeds United want to sign Dan Ndoye in new January transfer talks
Leeds United want to sign FC Basel striker Dan Ndoye in January after holding talks to sign Matheus Cunha already, according to Daily Mail.
The Whites want to sign a new striker during the winter transfer window having failed to tie up a deal for Cody Gakpo during the summer.
And now 22-year-old Switzerland international Ndoye has emerged as a target, with the Mail reporting (26 December) that he has been discussed at Elland Road.
“Missed out on Cody Gakpo in the summer and want a striker,” they wrote.
“Held talks over Wolves-bound Matheus Cunha and Dan Ndoye has been discussed.”
Leeds definitely need to do all they can to sign a striker this winter, with Patrick Bamford’s injuries a real concern and the club currently leaning on youth and Rodrigo to uphold his form.
Ndoye would be an interesting target though, as he’s hardly got a prolific record in his career to date and he also tends to play out wide too.
Since joining Basel on loan in the 2021/22 season he has managed just four league goals in 42 appearances, with just two in 15 appearances this season (via WhoScored).
That doesn’t scream a player that is going to help ease the load on the current squad, and there should be big question marks on whether he is better than the current options in the squad.
It’s unlikely that he would be an expensive signing if it were to happen, but he would surely have a hard time displacing the likes of Luis Sinisterra, Jack Harrison, Brenden Aaronson, Crysencio Summerville, Joe Gelhardt and Willy Gnonto.
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