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Having sold Steve Morison, will Leeds regret losing Jordi Hiwula to Huddersfield?

Will Leeds regret missing out on Jordi Hiwula to Huddersfield Town?

As the Championship season kicks off, Leeds United fans are hoping this is the year they can finally earn promotion back to the Premier League.

If that is to be the case, they will have to score more than they did last year, when they scored just 50 goals in 46 games.

The signing of Chris Wood should go some way to addressing this, but beyond that, or if Wood were to get injured, it is unclear if they have enough.

Mirco Antenucci reached double figures last season but is yet to really hit his stride, while Souleymane Doukara's ability to lead the line is uncertain. Lee Erwin is another addition with potential to do well, and could surprise people.

It was a very different scenario a fortnight ago, when the club were juggling Billy Sharp and Steve Morison too.

Now both have been sold to League One sides Sheffield United and Millwall, it begs the question of whether they have enough talent and depth up front, or need one more new face.

A player HITC Sport understood Leeds were monitoring in mid-July was Manchester City prospect Jordy Hiwula, who hit nine goals in 20 games on loan at Walsall last season.

With a record of 18 goals in 36 games for City's under-21 side, it was seen as a surprise City were willing to let the talented England youth international leave.

Hiwula did clinch a move, signing for Leeds' Championship and Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield Town, as reported The BBC.

At Huddersfield he has gone straight into the first team set up, featuring prominently in pre-season, and is a player to watch during this coming Championship campaign.

While clubs like Hull are having to loan similarly talented Premier League prospects like Arsenal's Chuba Akpom, Huddersfield managed to sign one up permanently on a three-year deal for a transfer fee of just £500,000.

Hiwula is a real talent who has the potential to emulate Benik Afobe, and establish himself as a force in the Championship, as the Wolves striker did last season.

It's understandable that in the circumstances Leeds did not push harder, given the uncertain futures of Billy Sharp and Steve Morison, but now with both players gone and their wages off the club's bill, it's possible they may live to regret not pushing harder to sign Hiwula, if they cannot bring in a similarly outstanding talent of their own.

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