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Is Chris Wood's place in Leeds United's team under threat?

Swansea City Manager Garry Monk

Leeds United appear to be closing in on deals to sign two new strikers.

Swansea manager Garry Monk

Garry Monk’s planned transfer business at Leeds United suggests that Chris Wood’s place in the starting line-up at Elland Road is already under threat.

Wood was expected to lead the line for Leeds next season, after a fairly encouraging debut campaign last term.

The New Zealand international may not have quite been at the top of his game, but he still notched 13 league goals to show signs of potential.

Leeds United's Chris Wood

Wood was an expensive buy from Leicester City last summer, but his place at Leeds has to be in question following Monk’s arrival.

Monk appears to have made signing a striker at Leeds his main priority since taking charge.

On the face of it, that may not be too alarming for Wood. Following Mirco Antenucci’s departure, Souleymane Doukara is the only recognised forward in the squad - and he does not looked capable of playing regularly for a promotion chasing side at Championship level.

However, Leeds’ are closing in on two players who do not look like covering options, given the scale of investment.

Leeds are expected to sign Marcus Antonsson in the coming days (Yorkshire Evening Post) for a fee of £1.4 million, while the Whites are also believed to be closing in on Ashley Fletcher after agreeing to pay the 20-year-old £7,000-a-week (The Sun).

Barnsley's Ashley Fletcher celebrates after the game

The expense of both signings suggest that they are going to be brought to Elland Road to play first-team football, and Wood’s place in Leeds’ team now, unexpectedly, appears to be in serious danger.

Leeds' Chris Wood looks dejected at the end of the match

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