Leeds are interested in Simon Makienok but supporters are not impressed.
Charlton's Simon Makienok
A report from Italian website Tuttomercatoweb yesterday claimed Leeds United were interested in Simon Makienok.
Makienok scored only five goals in 37 games on loan at the Addicks, which has left fans uninspired about the Danish striker's potential addition.
I'm going to be very dissapointed if we buy Simon Makienok ....he cant cut it in the championship .....specially for a promotion push #lufc— KRISHAN KUMAR PATEL (@93KRISH) June 6, 2016
Simon Makienok is not an inspiring transfer target for Leeds, lets just hope this one is a joke #LUFC— Chris Duhamel (@ChrisDuhamelJsy) June 6, 2016
Wild guess: Makienok is a lazy, lanky donkey who couldn't hit a cows arse with a banjo?— Lucas (@433Lucas_) June 6, 2016
Excellent, he'll fit right in @LUFC
Why in the name of Jaysus would lufc be interested in that Danish guy Makienok.#lufc— Mac (@Mac59281) June 6, 2016
Yet one poor season on loan at Charlton does not tell the whole story about Makienok's talent, and he should not be written off as the Danish Edgar Cani just yet.
The target man has six international caps, and cost Palermo around £1.5 million when they signed him in 2014.
Charlton Athletic's Simon Makienok in action
His form at Brondby was much more impressive, where he netted 36 goals in 79 games for the club, attracting interest from clubs in England and France as well as Italy.
As a target man he is a handful to deal with, and would represent an interesting option off the bench for Leeds late on in games to test tired defences.
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In the same number of games last season in the Championship, Makienok won more aerial duels, and landed substantially more of his shots on target than Leeds top scorer Chris Wood.
Wood created more chances and scored more goals, but Makienok holds his own with other facets of his game, and might not be the disaster fans fear if he does sign.
Charlton's Simon Makienok and Huddersfield's Jed Steer in action