Five free agent strikers Leeds United could sign

Shola Ameobi

What options are there for Leeds United on the free agent scrapheap?

Leeds United's failure to sign a striker in the transfer window could leave them re-assessing their options.

There are slim pickings available, but we have attempted to find three players who could do a job for the Whites between now and the end of the season.

Having already missed out on Luciano Becchio, what options are there for Leeds?

*Warning: We didn't say they were good options... but this is what is out there...

Shola Ameobi

Ameobi's short-term contract at Bolton Wanderers has come to an end, with the striker still showing he can still contribute at Championship level. He netted two goals, one of which came against Leeds, and has an enthusiasm to prolong his career further. If Leeds do not sign him up then there it is likely another Championship side will.

Edson Buddle

Former US international Edson Buddle is 34, and could yet have one last shot at playing in Europe. He is a former Everton trialist whose contract at LA Galaxy has recently expired. He is a former USA international who has played in Germany, but does not possess the pace he once did. In his best season for Galaxy in 2010 he netted 19 goals in 30 games, but his recent spell was more unproductive.

Nile Ranger

Football's bad boy had his contract terminated by Blackpool this week, and is on the look out for a new club. He is a challenging character, and one who Steve Evans may feel he can get the best out of. SkySports reported in summer 2014 that Leeds were going to offer Ranger a chance to train with the team, only for the deal to later fall through after Dave Hockaday was fired.

Georgios Samaras

30-year-old Greek international striker Georgios Samaras remains a free agent, and has recently been linked with possible moves to MLS or Australian A-League. He left Celtic to sign with West Bromwich Abion in 2014 but was later released and later had a spell playing in the Middle East for Al-Hilal.

Atanas Kurdov

Kurdov is a former Celtic and Tottenham Hotspur trialist, also of Bayer Leverkusen. He is now a free agent after playing in eastern Europe. The Bulgarian is just 27-years-old and has an eye for goal, which makes him an intriguing option if Leeds begin to get a bit desperate.

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