If Leeds sign Sandro Wagner they would just be getting another Steve Morison

Leeds United

Leeds United have been linked with a German striker, but they do not need him.

According to a report from Italian website TMW, Leeds United are interested in signing Hertha Berlin striker Sandro Wagner this summer. But why on earth would they want to?

Wagner is a 27-year-old centre forward but there is one significant problem in his game: His goal-scoring record!

Last season then-Leeds manager Neil Redfearn was criticised by some fans for persevering with front-man Steve Morison despite the fact he did not get his first goal of the season until mid-April.

By the end of the campaign, the 31-year-old had scored just twice in 26 appearances, and in Wagner they would be signing Morison Mark II...but without the positives the latter brings in terms of build-up play.

Last season Wagner failed to score in 16 senior appearances while the previous campaign the alleged Leeds target netted just twice in 27 games.

Going even further back, Wagner did manage six goals in 32 games in the 2012-2013 season back when Berlin were in the second tier of German football, but that is still not exactly form to set the pulse racing.

It should be noted that in the last two years, Wagner has been used predominantly as a substitute, but Leeds have recently signed Chris Wood and Lee Erwin, while they also have Mirco Antenucci and Souleymane Doukara on their books.

All four of those players know where the goal is, so why would Leeds sign a player who has struggled in that regard for so long?

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