Scored twice v Leeds United last season, recently transfer listed - Leeds should chase Nelson Oliveira this summer

Nelson Oliveira celebrates after scoring the first goal for Nottingham Forest

The Portuguese forward played under Garry Monk at Swansea City.

Nelson Oliveira celebrates after scoring the first goal for Nottingham ForestNelson Oliveira celebrates after scoring the first goal for Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest’s 2015-16 loan star Nelson Oliveira was transfer listed this week by his parent club SL Benfica, according to a report from O Jogo.

His availability should certainly have several teams in the Championship considering making a move for the player.

Including Leeds United.

Nelson Oliveira of Nottingham Forest in action with Liam Cooper of Leeds UnitedNelson Oliveira of Nottingham Forest in action with Liam Cooper of Leeds United

The Yorkshire club need to bring in attacking reinforcements and Oliveira could be the perfect player to take them forward.

He is a brilliant linking man between midfield and attack, in fact he was heavily likened to a young Eric Cantona when he first came onto the scene in Portugal – something that will no doubt excite Leeds fans who remember his time at Elland Road.

Swansea's Nelson Oliveira celebrates scoring their first goalSwansea's Nelson Oliveira celebrates scoring their first goal

His goalscoring exploits could be better, but the hope would be his presence would help Chris Wood find the net on a more regular basis.

He has also played under new Leeds manager Garry Monk before - during a loan spell at Swansea City.

Leeds need more than one new attacking option this summer, including one who can add real pace to the team up front. However, a player who can play in the pocket behind the front-man is also necessary and that is just where Oliveira likes to find himself.

Swansea manager Garry Monk

He scored twice against Leeds last season, so fans of the club will know his talents well.

With him now seemingly available, perhaps he can score some goals for the club.

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