Leeds United newbie Chris Wood says he never spoke to Wolves about a transfer

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The Kiwi was linked with Wolves before joining Leeds earlier today.

Earlier today Leeds United completed the signing of New Zealand international striker Chris Wood. The 23-year-old signed a four-year deal from Leicester City and is set to lead the line for the club next season.

However, he was being linked with a Championship rival. It was reported by the Leicester Mercury two days ago that Leeds and Wolves had both had bids for the player accepted.

But Wood, whilst speaking to BBC Radio Leeds, seemed to make it clear that he never spoke to Wolves about a potential move to the Molineux:

“As you say it was just interest.

“There was no [discussions], I couldn’t go speak to them or anything like that.”

Wood joins the club with plenty of pedigree during loan spells in The Championship and with Leicester City.

Will he start?

Leeds have plenty of strikers at the club already. The likes of Mirco Antenucci, Billy Sharp, Steve Morison, Souleymane Doukara, Nicky Ajose, Lewis Walters and fellow new signing Lee Erwin will all be competing for a place up front.

However, Walters is young, Ajose not in the picture, Doukara versatile, Morison goal-shy and Sharp is potentially on his way out.

So Wood certainly looks like he took that into consideration when making a move to Leeds, it certainly looks like he will start.

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