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Five free agent striker signings Leeds United could consider

A look at five free agent strikers Leeds United could sign to replace Matt Smith.

Leeds United sold Matt Smith to Fulham late on deadline day, and reportedly failed in an attempt to sign Italian striker Leonardo Pavoletti. 

Despite the transfer window being closed, there is still an opportunity for Leeds to sign players, with a number of talented forwards available as free agents.

Here are five players the Championship side could consider... 

Kamel Ghilas

Former Hull City striker Kamel Ghilas is one player Leeds could pick up, last playing for Belgian side Charleroi. Ghilas is 30, and can play up front or as a winger. An Algerian international of 21 caps, Ghilas also has experience of playing in France, Portugal and Spain.

Innocent Emeghara

Born in Nigeria, 25-year-old Innocent Emeghara is a Switzerland international with nine caps to his name. Leeds owner Massimo Cellino could put his scouting contacts to good use, due to Emeghara's recent spell in Italy with Siena, playing on loan last year with Serie A side Livorno.

Andy Johnson

Former Crystal Palace striker Andy Johnson is 33 and has been without a club since being released by QPR this summer. Johnson was part of Fulham side during their run to the Europa League Final, but saw his career blighted by injury at Loftus Road. He played 20 Championship games last season, and could use a chance at Leeds as one last shot to revitalise his career.

Chu Young Park

Arsenal saw enough talent in South Korean international Chu Young Park to sign him from Monaco in 2011, but the striker failed to break into the first team. Park was loaned to Watford at the end of last season, but was not given enough opportunities to prove himself. Age 29, he is still without a club, but with 24 international goals to his name, he knows where the net is if given a run of games to sharpen his talent.

DJ Campbell

Former Blackpool striker DJ Campbell is a free agent after being released by Blackburn Rovers in the summer. His last action came on loan for Millwall at the end of last season, and is a player known to Leeds having featured against them previously. His career highlight remains the 13 goals he scored in the Premier League in 2010/11, but at 32 he will be hopeful there is plenty left in the tank as a Championship player.

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