According to Calciomercato, Leeds United are now interested in RB Salzburg forward Noah Okafor.
According to the Italian outlet’s website, Leeds are not the only clubs interested, with European giants Inter Milan and Borussia Dortmund expected to compete.
Victor Orta, on the other hand, has solid contacts with the Austrian club, having done business for both Brenden Aaronson and Rasmus Kristensen over the summer.
This might be very beneficial to Leeds United.
Waiting for Aaronson to complete the transfer in the summer rather than January developed trust between the two teams, which was later exploited in the Kristensen transaction.
Not only that, but Okafor could no doubt contact his former teammates and ask what life is like at Leeds FC, with both being given big roles by Jesse Marsch since arriving.
The 22-year-old has also had a strong start to the season, with four goals in seven league matches and a goal in the Champions League on Tuesday night [06 September].
All of this bodes well for Leeds.
Victor Orta always has a large list of targets, but whether it was his fault or not, he failed to bring in what was needed during the summer transfer window.
Yes, the Spaniard delivered on a number of excellent transactions, but it was evident that Leeds needed a big-name striker and a left-back, and they didn’t get either.
Wilfried Gnonto did arrive at the end of the window as a panic buy, but he is one for the future, not for right now as Jesse Marsch openly admitted himself.
Okafor is not only playing, but also scoring in the Champions League against great clubs like AC Milan, and it is time for him to make the transition to the Premier League.
Would he suit up for Inter Milan or Borussia Dortmund? We have our doubts.
The door is wide open for a new number nine at Elland Road, and that burden should be welcomed by strikers across Europe, yet they may have the secret weapons to win this race.
Now it is in the hands of agents, Aaronson and Kristensen.