Stefano Bonacini says Jerry Mbakogu should join Leeds United

Jerry Mbakogu of FC Carpi  competes for the ball whit Alessandro Lucarelli of Parma Calcio during the Serie B match between Carpi FC and Parma Calcio at Stadio Sandro Cabassi on November...

Leeds United have been linked with Jerry Mbakogu of Carpi in the summer transfer window.

Jerry Mbakogu of FC Carpi  competes for the ball whit Alessandro Lucarelli of Parma Calcio during the Serie B match between Carpi FC and Parma Calcio at Stadio Sandro Cabassi on November...

Carpi president Stefano Bonacini has been quoted as saying by The Yorkshire Evening Post that Jerry Mbakogu should join Leeds United in the summer transfer window.

According to The Yorkshire Evening Post, Mbakogu has been on the radar of Leeds since January, and that the Whites have agreed an option to sign the striker for a transfer fee in excess of £3 million.

Carpi president Bonacini has said that the 25-year-old, who can also operate as a winger, should join Leeds, and has suggested that the former Padova man is ready to test himself in the Championship in England.

Jerry Mbakogu in action during the Serie A match between Carpi FC and SS Lazio at Alberto Braglia Stadium on May 8, 2016 in Modena, Italy.

The Yorkshire Evening Post quotes Bonacini as saying: "Mbakogu should go to Leeds.

"He deserves a chance on an important stage – the second tier in England is not the Italian Serie B. He is ready to have an adventure in England."

Jerry Mbakogu of Carpi FC shows his dejection during the Serie A match between Carpi FC and Empoli FC at Alberto Braglia Stadium on April 25, 2016 in Modena, Italy.

Risky move for Leeds United?

Mbakogu is a good striker, but he is not very prolific, and spending £3m on the 25-year-old would not be a great move, especially if there are other strikers available for a similar price-range.

The striker has scored just six goals in 21 Serie B starts for Carpi this season, according to WhoScored, and that is not exactly a great tally.

If Leeds are looking to sign a striker who can lead the line next season and scored 15 to 20 goals in the Championship, then they should look at someone other than Mbakogu.

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