Leeds United need Iheanacho – Paul Robinson

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Former Leeds goalkeeper Paul Robinson believes that Leeds are suffering from their failure to sign Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho.

The Premier League outfit lost Raphinha to Barcelona and Daniel James to Fulham and did not replace them effectively as they could only bring in Italian striker Wilfried Gnonto arrived from FC Zurich.

Patrick Bamford and Rodrigo are the main strikers of the team and both of them have been struggling with injury and loss of form.

Rodrigo, who has four goals already this season, was shut out in his previous two games before missing the defeat against Brentford through injury, while Bamford has not managed over 45 minutes since returning from Injury.

Paul Robinson insists that sticking with injury prone and out-of-form strikers will be the undoing of the club, calling the club “naive” for not signing the Nigeria international.

“I think they were naive going into the rest of the season,” Robinson told MOT Leeds News.

“If Patrick is fit, he plays, but looking behind that, maybe his (head coach Jesse Marsch’s) hand was drawn to play Gelhardt (Joe).

“He’s going until January now with someone whose fitness is touch and go, and young strikers that the manager doesn’t trust 100%.

“Iheanacho would be a great player, a very similar option to Bamford. He can lead from the line and press from the front, Jesse Marsch likes his team to start high up the field and he (Iheanacho) would be good for that.”

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