'A monster': Leeds United fans excited about Jay-Roy Grot deal

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to kick off in the Sky Bet Championship League match between Leeds United and Bolton Wanderers, at Elland Road Stadium on March 5, 2016 in Leeds,...

Leeds are hoping to sign Jay-Roy Grot.

Leeds United corner flag before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on February 25, 2017 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United are in advanced talks to sign NEC Nijmegen striker Jay-Roy Grot, the Yorkshire Evening Post report.

Grot is a Dutch under-21 international but he is not a player Leeds fans would have considered as an option to replace top scorer Chris Wood after his sale to Burnley.

Technical director Victor Orta has shown already this summer his scouting network is willing to pluck a signing from left-field, and the early success of Samu Saiz and Ezgjan Alioksi have built him early credit.

Leeds fans celebrate their team's victory during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on November 29, 2014 in Leeds, England.

Grot is player with potential rather than proven ability, but he has already scored goals for NEC's first team in Holland.

The 19-year-old is already a towering figure at over six foot and has a powerful frame which suggests he is cut out to handle the rigours of the Championship.

Grot is unlikely to be the only striker arriving at Leeds before the transfer window closes, which will ease pressure on him to become an instant success.

Strikers from Holland have had a mixed success rate in England, but that is no reason to write him off, in fact fans are highly positive ahead of his potential arrival.

Here is a look at how fans reacted on Twitter to the reports...

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