Noel Whelan said on The Noel Whelan Show on BBC Radio Leeds on Friday evening (broadcast from 6pm, August 25, 2017) that he would swap Leeds United winger Stuart Dallas for Norwich City striker Nelson Oliveira.
According to The Yorkshire Evening Post, Norwich are interested in signing Dallas from Championship rivals Leeds in the summer transfer window.
The 26-year-old former Brentford star, who can also operate as an attacking midfielder, is out of contract at Leeds at the end of the season.
The Yorkshire Evening Post has also reported that Norwich striker Oliveira could be a viable alternative to Middlesbrough’s Rudy Gestede for Leeds.
It has been reported that the West Yorkshire outfit have seen a £6 million bid for Gestede rejected by Boro.
Former Leeds striker Whelan has said that he would swap Dallas for Oliveira.
“I would,” said Whelan on The Noel Whelan Show on BBC Radio Leeds on Friday evening (broadcast from 6pm, August 25, 2017) when asked if he would swap Dallas for Oliveira. “I love Stuart Dallas as a player, but I am a striker and we need firepower.”
Meanwhile, David Prutton has given his opinion on the performances of Liam Bridcutt and Ezgjan Alioski during the Championship game between Nottingham Forest and Leeds at the City Ground on Saturday evening.
While 28-year-old defensive midfielder Bridcutt started the match and played for the entire 90 minutes for the Reds having joined from Leeds just a few days ago, 25-year-old attacker Alioski scored for the Whites in their 2-0 win.
“I think the energy that he shows, the effort, the endeavour will endear him to the Leeds United fans, capped off by a real moment of quality,” said former Forest and Leeds midfielder Prutton about Alioski’s performance on Sky Sports Football on Saturday evening (August 26, 2017) during the post-match coverage of the Championship game between the two sides.
“Fair play to Liam Bridcutt to come in against his old side, continually want the ball to try and make the play, which is what he does, and he would be a great example to the younger players,” said Prutton about Bridcutt’s performance on Sky Sports Football on Saturday evening (August 26, 2017) during the post-match coverage of the Championship game between Forest and Leeds at the City Ground.