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Leeds want to sign this powerful forward, would be ideal for Heckingbottom's side

Leeds want to sign this powerful forward, would be ideal for Heckingbottom’s side – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Leeds United will look to sign the Nigerian forward Jerry Mbakogu at the end of the season.

The Championship outfit tried to sign the Carpi attacker last month but the Serie B side were not keen on losing a key player halfway through the season.

Mbakogu is likely to cost around £3.5million and he will add some much-needed pace and power to Leeds’ attacking unit.

The Nigerian has scored 6 goals so far this season and he is looking to guide his side to a promotion play-off place in Serie B.

Mbakogu is looking to secure a dual Italian passport and once that is sorted, Leeds will be able to complete the transfer without any work permit issues.

The Whites signed Pierre-Michel Lasogga on loan from Hamburg this season but the forward has struggled to impress so far. Leeds will need someone to spearhead their attack next season and Mbakogu can play the target man role for them.

Leeds United will be hoping to finish the season strongly under Paul Heckingbottom now.

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Leeds United tipped for tempting 60/1 return at Sheffield United

Leeds United tipped for tempting 60/1 return at Sheffield United – originally posted on Sportslens.com

David Prutton believes Leeds United can kick-off Paul Heckingbottom’s reign as manager with a point at Sheffield United this weekend.

Heckingbottom quit his role at Barnsley to take over from Thomas Christiansen at Elland Road and the 40-year-old faces a big task to get the club back in the Championship play-off picture.

Leeds are currently seven points behind the top six with 16 games to play, but Prutton has tipped them to to pick up a draw at Bramhall Lane on Saturday.

“This is a massive test for Paul Heckingbottom,” Prutton told Sky Sports.

“It’s quite the move he’s made from Barnsley to Leeds for more than one reason and he’ll be under the microscope right away at Bramall Lane.

“When these two sides met in October they were both right in the mix for automatic promotion, and Sheffield United even went top after they won at Elland Road.

“But both have drifted away from the play-offs now and will be desperate for a win. It will be a good, open game, and I think it will be a draw.”

Prutton thinks Leon Clarke will open the scoring for the home side, but he has backed Leeds to fight back and secure a 2-2 draw (60/1 with Sky Bet).

Leeds are without a win in their last seven games in all competitions, while the Blades have won just three of their last eight outings.

Sheffield United are priced at 4/5 to win the game, with Leeds on offer at 18/5. The draw can be backed at 5/2.

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