Report: Leeds United mount late loan swoop for Marvin Emnes

Leeds United want to sign another striker on loan.

The Football League loan deadline passes at 5pm today, and a report in the Yorkshire Evening Post has claimed that Marvin Emnes of Swansea City has been the subject of bid from Leeds United.

Steve Evans wants to sign a new striker before the deadline to provide competition for Chris Wood and Mirco Antenucci, having already completed a deal for defensive midfielder Liam Bridcutt.

Kike of Middlesbrough is another target, but that looks unlikely with Aitor Karanka confirmed to the Gazette that no players will be leaving the Riverside on loan before the deadline.

This has led Evans to submit an approach for Emnes, who has played just one game for Swansea this season - in a League Cup tie against York City.

Emnes, 27, has been with Swansea since the summer of 2014, having spent two loan spells at the Liberty Stadium from Middlesbrough after heading to England in 2010.

He has scored just one goal in 39 Premier League games, but at Championship level, the former Dutch Under-21 international has played 131 games with a return of 26 goals - a respectable, if unremarkable, tally.

There are no indications as to whether Swansea are willing to loan out Emnes, but he has only made the matchday squad in the Premier League once this season, and is clearly not part of Garry Monk’s first-team plans.

His lack of game time with the Swans could just be enough to convince the Dutch striker to move to Elland Road before the loan deadline.

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