According to Reading Chronicle, Leeds United are among clubs interested in Adolfo Gaich. The CSKA Moscow forward made a lot of waves in the market this summer, though a move has not materialised due to financial shortcomings from the interested parties. He is mainly courted by Championship side Reading but they could face stiff competition from Leeds United and West Ham.
Adolfo Gaich: Player Profile
Adolfo Gaich made his breakthrough at San Lorenzo, in the Argentine top division. He was highly rated at the time, so it was rather a surprise to see him move to CSKA Moscow for just €8.5 million.
Unfortunately, the move didn’t work out all too well for him, with the forward joining Benevento in January on a short-term loan deal. His new adventure in Serie A saw him scoring only two goals in 15 league appearances.
Despite his struggles, though, Gaich is still highly regarded as a future talent. His imposing 1.90m frame, coupled with his goalscoring traits, make him quite a unique asset to Argentine football, where most of the attackers are heavily technique-oriented.
Gaich himself is no slouch when it comes to having technique. But his strong physique adds a whole new dimension to his overall game, one that tunes in well with his goalscoring prowess and athleticism in the final third.
How Does He Fit In At Leeds United?
Leeds United’s interest in the services of Adolfo Gaich is unsurprising given their lack of depth in the attacking department. Patrick Bamford is the only reliable option in the number nine role, with his current backup Joe Gelhardt not having enough experience at the highest level of football.
Gaich himself is not very experienced in European football. But he has featured half a season in the Italian top-flight and despite his struggles in Italy and Russia, he certainly has the talent to become an asset for any club in the world.
At Leeds United, the Argentine can compete with Bamford for a place in the starting eleven. His physical prowess, coupled with his hunger to find the back of the net, are ideal characteristics for anyone looking to thrive in the Premier League.
Gaich’s presence in the first-team, therefore, could go a long way in giving Leeds some much-needed depth and quality that they need in order to push for the European places this season.