Ex-Leeds and Wolves target Ike Ugbo struggling at Barnsley

Juan Foyth of Tottenham Hotspur and Ike Ugbo of Barnsley battle for possession during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Tottenham Hotspur and Barnsley at Wembley Stadium on...

Ike Ugbo was linked with a move to Leeds United and Wolverhampton Wanderers in the summer.

Juan Foyth of Tottenham Hotspur and Ike Ugbo of Barnsley battle for possession during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Tottenham Hotspur and Barnsley at Wembley Stadium on...

Barnsley would've been hoping that they had beaten Leeds United and Wolverhampton Wanderers to the next Tammy Abraham by signing Ike Ugbo.

Like Abraham, the 19-year-old striker joined a Championship club on loan from Premier League champions Chelsea. Unlike Abraham, he is nowhere near as prolific.

The now-Swansea City hitman bagged 23 Championship goals for Bristol City last season but Ugbo has so far only managed one in eight league outings for the Tykes.

Thomas Christiansen manager of Leeds United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Leeds United at City Ground on August 26, 2017 in Nottingham,...

And Leeds and Wolverhampton Wanderers fans should be pleased that they dodged something of a bullet in regards to the striker, who scored 23 times for the Blues' reserves last term.

The Yorkshire side wound up bringing in 25-year-old striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga on loan from Hamburg and Jay-Roy Grot on a permanent deal from NEC.

The latter, 19, is yet to be given many chances in which to showcase his abilities but Lasogga has netted four goals in five Championship outings.

Leeds manager Thomas Christiansen looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Leeds United at Cardiff City Stadium on September 26, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales.

Even as a back-up option, Ugbo, on this form, wouldn't be ahead of Kemar Roofe in the pecking order as the German's under-study.

Victor Orta, Leeds' Director of Football, has pulled off some very shrewd moves but there is little to suggest that Ugbo would've been one of them.

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