As reported by footballfancast.com
Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa must pursue a deal for free-agent Emmanuel Emenike to bolster his attacking options, with his 22-man squad currently running thin on the ground.
What’s the situation?
Leeds were dealt a huge double injury blow when, as reported by the Daily Mail, Kemar Roofe was ruled out of the trip to Millwall on Saturday with new signing Patrick Bamford already out for four months with a knee ligament injury.
Roofe, who has been in electric form so far this season and has scored four goals in six Championship games, will be sidelined with a knock but the two injuries highlight the fragility of Bielsa’s small squad, especially given the Argentine’s intense training sessions and in-game demands.
The two injuries will leave the current league leaders with youngster Tyler Roberts as the only recognised striker available for the game at the New Den. The 19-year-old joined the club from West Brom in January of this year and made his debut for the Welsh national side last week, despite only having two appearances for his current club side.
Although a report in the Yorkshire Evening Post claimed that Leeds were not set to sign any free agents after Bamford’s injury, the news about Roofe should force owner Andrea Radrizzani and Bielsa into action, and Emenike would be the perfect option.
Known for his pace, the Nigerian international, who has nine goals in 37 caps for his country, could be the perfect fit for Bielsa’s system that requires a striker to