David Prutton wants to see Leeds sign a prolific striker this summer.
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Pundit and former Leeds United midfielder David Prutton has told Radio Yorkshire that he feels the club should be looking for a proven, prolific striker this summer.
The Whites have already had a busy summer, as Steve Evans has been removed as manager, with former Swansea City boss Garry Monk arriving as his replacement.
Monk - who guided Swansea to eighth place in the 2014/15 Premier League season - is an exciting appointment for Leeds, and fans will be hoping to finally make a push for the play-offs under his stewardship.
Monk has some key pieces already at the club; talented youngsters like Charlie Taylor, Lewis Cook and Alex Mowatt, as well as proven Championship players such as Toumani Diagouraga, Stuart Dallas and Chris Wood.
However, Leeds must find some support for Wood in attack, according to former Leeds midfielder David Prutton. With Mirco Antenucci released and Souleymane Doukara still flattering deceive, adding strikers has to be a priority for Monk - and he's already looked to address the problem.
Leeds confirmed earlier today that Swedish striker Marcus Antonsson has joined the club from Kalmar, having smashed ten goals in 12 Allsvenskan games this season.
The 25-year-old, who reunites with Leeds assistant Pep Clotet having played under him at Halmstad, is a boost to the Leeds attack and should help Monk's men find the net, but with no experience in England, he's still something of a gamble for the Whites.
Speaking before Antonsson's arrival, Sky Sports pundit Prutton suggested to Radio Yorkshire that Leeds need to sign a proven, prolific striker in order to push for a top six place.
Prutton pointed to Sheffield Wednesday duo Gary Hooper and Fernando Forestieri as the calibre of signing Leeds need to be looking for - and whilst Antonsson may well help Leeds this coming season, another striker with a track record of scoring goals in the Championship would go a long way to pushing the Whites towards the play-offs.
"The energy and glory of the youth that is there and available to be used should be added to," said Prutton. "I still think they need that prolific striker that can come in and get them a decent amount of goals. If they could bring a Gary Hooper or a Fernando Forestieri, that's huge," he added.
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