Leeds United may have a grandstand finish to the transfer window in store for their fans as they have reportedly bid €15m (£13.74m) for SPAL striker Andrea Petagna.
Last week it was reported that Leeds may not go for another striker this summer but, in one last ambitious move, they are reportedly looking at the Italian.
This is exactly the type of move Leeds needed to make in the final days of the transfer window to show that they’re serious about promotion.
Not only would they be signing a striker who netted 16 Serie A goals last season, but they would also get a number of frustrated fans back on side after a rather disappointing transfer window so far.
This kills two birds with one stone. Fans have been unhappy with Patrick Bamford, and unhappy with the lack of movement in the transfer window, so signing a striker for €15m is exactly what the doctor ordered.
On top of that, they would be getting a genuinely quality player. Scoring 16 goals in any division is a decent feat for a striker, but Serie A is one of the top leagues in the world.
He outscored the likes of Mauro Icardi and Andrea Belotti, two players who have been linked with big-money moves this summer.
Signing Petagna may not only be a great signing on the pitch, but it could also prove to be a bargain as his scoring record was better than players who are supposedly worth more than €60m.
It goes without saying that Leeds could do with a striker, they had the worst conversion rate in the division last season, and that is what kept them out of the automatic promotion places.