Leeds would be crazy to sell Chris Wood despite Wolves link

Elland Road Revie Stand

Leeds United need all the goal-scorers they can get as they bid for an unlikely promotion push in 2016.

According to a recent report from the Daily Mail, Leeds United striker Chris Wood is a target for Championship rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers. However, the Whites would be crazy to part company with the New Zealand international so soon after his arrival.

When Wood arrived at Elland Road he was tipped to be the prolific goal-scorer Leeds needed to earn promotion back to the top flight and while he has not pulled up many trees he has already netted eight times for the club.

With Mirco Antenucci scoring only five times this season – and seemingly out of favour in recent weeks – and Souleymane Doukara only just playing his way into form, Wood’s exit would cause far more problems than it solves.

Wolves may well want to sign a quality replacement for Benik Afobe but Leeds are not going to weaken their squad any more than they have to this month.

It is also worth noting that Wood is still only 24 and in time he could yet become the prolific goal-scorer Leeds need to return to the promised land.

After all, 72 career club goals is not a bad return for a player yet to reach his peak.

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