Did Leeds get a lucky escape with Aston Villa's Albert Adomah?

Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Leeds United at The Den on September 16, 2017 in London, England.

Leeds United reportedly held talks with Championship competitors Aston Villa about bringing winger Albert Adomah to Elland Road before the window closed.

Albert Adomah of Aston Villa scores for Aston Villa during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Burton Albion and Aston Villa at the Pirelli Stadium on July 21, 2018 in Burton, England.

The transfer window has shut and Albert Adomah looks like remaining an Aston Villa player until the New Year at least. Though it seems that this was despite Leeds United’s best efforts.

Marcelo Bielsa was looking for another wide player before Thursday’s 5pm deadline and the Birmingham Mail claims that Leeds held talks with Villa about signing the 30-year-old, who director of football Victor Orta knows from his time at Middlesbrough.

 

Obviously no move came to fruition with Jack Harrison the only new wide-man at Elland Road this summer.

But considering that Adomah has just come off the back of a best ever goalscoring season, netting 14 times in 2017/18, a Leeds side that lacked goals last season could be viewed as having missed out on a terrific deal.

Albert Adomah of Aston Villa is challenged by Ryan Fredericks of Fulham during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Final between Aston Villa and  Fulham at Wembley Stadium on May 26, 2018 in...

On the other hand, however, the former Bristol City man is bang out of form right now. His goalless streak was extended to 14 games in Monday’s 3-1 win at Hull City with many Aston Villa fans taking to Twitter to criticise Adomah’s latest ineffective display.

Some even wanted him gone, or at least replaced by youngster Andre Green.

So maybe this would not have been quite the coup that it looked on paper for Leeds. On current form, there is little reason to suggest that Adomah would start ahead of Samu Saiz or Gianni Alioski after all.

Albert Adomah of Aston Villa in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Aston Villa at KCOM Stadium on August 06, 2018 in Hull, England.

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