Leeds United, after a promising start to their Championship campaign this season, have been sporadic for quite some time now. The Whites have lost four out of their last five games, with their latest outing ending in a 4-1 hammering at the hands of Wolverhampton Wanderers. They have appeared to be shaky, bereft of confidence and Thomas Christiansen should be a worried man at this stroke of the hour, given the timorous performances his men have been showcasing.
Having played 18 games so far in the English second division, Leeds United are placed at the 10th spot in the league table with 26 points to their name. When Garry Monk was at the helm last season, the Yorkshire-based club missed out on a top-six finish owing to their shambolic run of form in the business end of the season and that should be a lesson for Christiansen. He needs to refill his armoury in the January transfer window to strengthen his side and mount a serious challenge for promotion.
As per one of the latest reports put forth by the Sun, the Peacocks are monitoring Holstein Kiel’s serial goal-getter, Marvin Ducksch and are in the contemplative stage of luring him to the Elland Road in January. Ducksch emerged through the youth ranks of Borussia Dortmund and after a brief spell with the senior side, he moved to FC St. Pauli. In order to get more game time under his belt, he was shipped out on loan to Kiel for the second half of last season.
His impressive form last season urged the Storks to extend his loan spell, and he has impressed so far this season as well, having smashed 11 goals so far this season. His contributions have helped Kiel in going at the top of the Bundesliga 2 table and no wonder why Leeds United have put him on their radar.
Ducksch is a traditional no.9 who makes a perfect use of his height and has the requisite pace of a striker in his legs as well. Besides, he holds the ball well up front and creates adequate chances as well, which make him an appealing commodity.
Moreover, the German is clinical and scores plenty of goals and his addition could solve the current goal-scoring woes of Leeds United. Although he lacks the experience of Championship football, he would be a risk worth taking by Christiansen in order to beef up his attacking department in January and help him to a possible return to the top flight.