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Uwe Rosler comments on Leeds United signing Chris Wood

Leeds United beat off interest from Wolves to sign Leicester striker Chris Wood.

It was confirmed on Wednesday that Leeds completed the signing of Chris Wood from Leicester City, and Uwe Rosler has commented on the player to the official club website.

The head coach said: “I think he’s another important piece in the jigsaw. We were looking for a number nine type – like Chris Wood is. He’s physical, strong and experienced in this league. It’s exciting. He already has a proven goalscoring record and I think there are many goals to come. We think that he is the right player.”

Wood, 23, arrives at Elland Road with a reputation as a talented Championship level striker who struggled to make the step up to the Premier League. He scored 20 goals in 62 games for the Foxes prior to his departure, but only netted once last season - on the opening day draw with Everton.

However, he is still young, and with a proven international record and a good return in the Championship, Leeds have just completed a great piece of business.

He will fix the main problem that the Whites face last year, being scoring goals, and Wood is a physical player who will also help in the defensive zones.

Rosler clearly wanted to sign him because he is a type of player that was absent in his squad, and being a classic number nine style striker should prove vital next term. Wood’s inclusion will allow Rosler to switch the style of play if needed, with him adept with both his head and feet.

Wood’s signing could be one of the best deals seen in the Championship this coming season, and it is clear that Leeds are going all out to secure promotion to the Premier League this summer.

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