According to Fichajes, Leeds United are interested in acquiring Chimy Avila, a striker for Osasuna, during the January transfer window.
The Whites are quite serious in signing the 28-year-old striker in the next transfer window, although La Liga powerhouse Sevilla is also interested in him.
Leeds are contemplating a bid in the region of £20 million, which might trump Avila’s release clause of about £26 million.
Other parties have shown interest, but the source indicates the Whites have a leg up if they can match this offer.
Needed a Striker
Avila is a multi-talented attacker who can play anywhere in the front line. He has the versatility to start up top in any of the three attacking midfield positions.
In La Liga play, he has contributed to six goals and one this season. He’s signed with the Spanish club until 2026, although he might be released for the proper price.
In January, the Whites need to add a striker to their roster. Although Joe Gelhardt showed great potential last season, he has not been at his best, and Patrick Bamford continues to have fitness issues.
While Cry Summerville and Wilfried Gnonto have been terrific, Leeds still needs a forward who can step in and make an immediate impact.
Although Avila seems like a good choice, there are undoubtedly better alternatives out there for your budget. In addition, he has had injury problems in the past, despite being in excellent shape right now.
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