Have Leeds dropped the ball as Norwich reportedly eye Marvin Ducksch?

Leeds United Manager Paul Heckingbottom during the Sky Bet Championship match between Norwich City and Leeds United at Carrow Road on April 28, 2018 in Norwich, England.

Leeds United reportedly wanted to bring 2.Bundesliga striker Marvin Ducksch to the Championship earlier in the year but so do Norwich City.

Borussia Dortmund's German striker Marvin Ducksch attends a training session at the Emirates Stadium, North London, on October 21, 2013, on the eve of his team's UEFA Champions League...

Leeds United’s links with Holsten Kiel striker Marvin Ducksch appear to have dried up of late.

The Mail stated back in November that Leeds had sent scouts to watch the former Borussia Dortmund youngster, who was enjoying a superb start to the 2017/18 season in the German second tier.

And it seems that Ducksch could indeed be on his way to England this summer. But Norwich City now appear to be the front-runners to sign a striker that manager Daniel Farke will know well from his time with the Dortmund second team, as reported by the Eastern Daily Press.

Daniel Farke, manager of Norwich City looks on before the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Norwich City at Portman Road on October 22, 2017 in Ipswich, England.

But should Norwich’s interest spark Leeds into life?

The Whites struggled for a regular source of goals last season and their most dangerous marksman, Pierre-Michel Lasogga, has now returned to Hamburg following his season-long loan spell at Elland Road.

Dortmund's striker Marvin Ducksch (L) and Nuremberg's Czech midfielder Adam Hlousek vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match 1 FC Nuremberg vs Borussia...

Ducksch would certainly be a risk, and hardly the proven Championship striker fans are asking for, but he clearly knows where the goal is. The 24-year-old netted 18 times to finish the season as the 2.Bundesliga top scorer and Kiel only missed out on successive promotions after losing to Wolfsburg in the two-legged play-off.

So if Ducksch is to leave this summer, Leeds should consider renewing their interest.

But, with Norwich holding the advantage thanks to the Farke connection and the growing German contingent at Carrow Road, they may have left it too late.

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