It has been a productive season for Leeds United in the Championship so far this term as they are placed in a good position and clinch a play-off spot, which could eventually be their ticket back to the Premier league after a long wait. Under the excellent tutelage of Garry Monk, the Whites have gone on to play with consistency and have constructed themselves into a formidable side.
However, despite boasting of one of the meanest defences and star-studded midfield setup, Leeds United do have an apparent dearth of armoury in their attacking arsenal. Chris Wood has arguably been the sole torchbearer up front and has almost singlehandedly discharged the striking needs of the club. With 24 goals and 2 assists to his name, he might be the Peacocks’ best player this season but the lack of support for him has been evident.
Irrespective of whether Leeds United get promoted or not, Andrea Radrizzani must be thoroughly impressed with the way Monk has pulled off spectacular results and placed his outfit in a pretty handsome position in the league table. One of the first things which the former Swansea City gaffer must do is to sign a striker with decent reputation to ensure that Wood isn’t the only fruitful option they have at their disposal.
One of the strikers they could possibly lure to the Elland Road is Ternana’s Felipe Avenatti. The 23-year-old has been simply outstanding in Serie B, and has already bagged 10 goals in 33 appearances for the Italian outfit. Avenatti’s career has been pretty impressive and consistency is one of the traits he has shown whilst plying his trade so far. Tall, strong and mobile, the Uruguayan is blessed with pace and would be a decent player who could really thrive on the English soil.
Having started his youth career at River Plate, he was promoted to the senior side before being shipped out to Italy. He is a clinical and proven goal-getter and knows how to bury his chances. Moreover, he has all the attributes to carry out the offensive requirements of a club like Leeds United and he would undoubtedly be a shrewd addition.
Intriguingly, his contract expires in the summer and thus, the West Yorkshire based club would be really doing themselves a huge favour by making an early move to lure him under their ranks. Avenatti has the calibre to go all the way and Leeds United can very well be the pedestal he is in the dire need of to showcase his talents on a wider scale at this stroke of the hour.