Should Andy Delort be Uwe Rosler's first signing at Leeds United?

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Taking a closer look at a player the new Leeds United boss was excited to bring to England during his time at Wigan Athletic.

Following the news that Uwe Rosler is the new manager at Leeds United, their fans would be forgiven for wondering who the former Manchester City player intends to bring into the club.

Of course much will depend on the targets identified by the incoming Head of Recruitment and almost certainly by the club’s owner Massimo Cellino, but if Rosler does have a say, there could be one target more likely than most at this early stage in his tenure.

When Rosler was in charge at Wigan Athletic, he quickly moved to sign Andy Delort from French side Tours.

The striker had scored 25 goals in 55 games for the club and that was form that saw him move to the DW Stadium.

Speaking at the time in an interview published by Sky Sports, Rosler said, “Andy is such an exciting player. He lives to score.

“He is a player who wants to play in the English Premier League and he wants to do that here in Wigan so we are delighted to sign him.”

Unfortunately that did not happen, with Delort failing to score in 11 appearances for the Latics and subsequently heading back to France on loan at his former side.

But since his return he is rediscovering his form and Rosler may consider giving him a second chance in the Championship.

After all, Leeds need new strikers and Rosler clearly rates the 23-year-old very highly, and with five assists in his last six league games, Delort could also provide plenty of chances for others.

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