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16 goals in 22 games this season: Get to know reported Leeds target Omar Bogle

Omar Bogle celebrates with teammates after scoring the second goal for Grimsby

Leeds United are reportedly keen on Grimsby striker Omar Bogle.

According to the Daily Mail, Leeds United are keen on Grimsby Town striker Omar Bogle as the January transfer window draws ever closer.

The Whites have seen star striker Chris Wood thrive with 13 goals in all competitions this term, whilst summer signing Marcus Antonsson has chipped in with three goals so far.

However, if Leeds are to mount a push for automatic promotion – they currently sit fourth in the Championship table, seven points off second place – then they may need to bring in another striker just to give Garry Monk additional firepower to compete with the very best in the Championship.

Omar Bogle celebrates with teammates after scoring the second goal for GrimsbyOmar Bogle celebrates with teammates after scoring the second goal for Grimsby

Intriguingly, the Daily Mail report that Leeds are one of a number of clubs keen on Grimsby Town striker Omar Bogle ahead of the January transfer window, with local rivals Barnsley and Rotherham also interested.

Bogle has hit 16 goals in 22 games this season to become hot property, but Leeds fans may not be too familiar with the striker – here are five facts to help you get to know Bogle...

Grimsby's Omar Bogle in action with Forest Green's David PipeGrimsby's Omar Bogle in action with Forest Green's David Pipe

1. Bogle, 23, was born in Birmingham and started his career with West Bromwich Albion, and he came up through the ranks at The Hawthorns at the same time as current Leeds star Kemar Roofe.

2. Spells with Birmingham City and Celtic followed, but Bogle dropped into non-league football in 2012, signing for Hinckley United before three goals in eight games earned him a move to Solihull Moors.

3. After an astonishing 66 goals in 116 games for Solihull, Bogle was on the move again in 2015 as he joined Grimsby Town, where his goalscoring feats have continued with 32 goals in 73 appearances.

Grimsby Town's Omar Bogle and Halifax Town's James Bolton in actionGrimsby Town's Omar Bogle and Halifax Town's James Bolton in action

4. Bogle's non-league days saw him turn out once for the England C team, scoring in his only game against Estonia Under-23's in 2014.

5. Bogle's exceptional performances for Grimsby have seen him named in the EFL Team of the Week on five separate occasions this season, and it's no great surprise that teams are lining up to sign him having scored 16 goals in 22 games this term.

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