Leeds United fans discuss the prospect of signing Ipswich Town striker David McGoldrick

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.

Leeds United have been installed as third favourites to sign Ipswich Town's David Goldrick, a target for Championship rivals Birmingham and Cardiff City.

David McGoldrick of Ipswich Town take the ball around goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Leeds United at Portman Road...

One goal was enough as Ipswich Town defeated Leeds United at Portman Road last weekend. But at least it wasn’t scored by David McGoldrick this time.

Ipswich’s centre-forward has an excellent record against Leeds, netting six goals against them in just 11 games. In fact, McGoldrick has not scored more times against any other club.

So when Leeds were installed as the 6/1 third favourites to sign the 30-year-old this month, in odds provided by Bet Victor, the prospect of McGoldrick moving to Elland Road would at least prevent fans from viewing a trip to Ipswich with such trepidation.

David McGoldrick of Ipswich Town and Deandre Yedlin of Newcastle United compete for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Newcastle United at Portman Road...

As reported by the Sun, McGoldrick could leave Anglia this month after falling behind Martyn Waghorn and Joe Garner in the pecking order. Birmingham City and Cardiff have both been linked.

And, having scored at Championship level for Nottingham Forest and Southampton in the past, McGoldrick is the sort of proven second tier performer that many fans have clamoured for in their attack.

But it appears that Leeds fans are aiming a little higher than a striker who has just 22 Championship goals to his name since the beginning of the 2014/15 season.

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.

According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds turned down Derby County’s Chris Martin due to his excessive wages and will not pay the £8 million Preston want for Jordan Hugill.

McGoldrick, then, would be a cheap option. But not necessarily a popular one.

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