Reports outline a problem Leeds United face in Alvaro Negredo pursuit

Nemanja Matic of Chelsea and Alvaro Negredo of Middlesbrough clash during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Middlesbrough at Stamford Bridge on May 8, 2017 in London, England.

Leeds United reportedly want to sign Alvaro Negredo from Valencia in the summer transfer window.

Leeds United have one of the best strikers in the Championship in Chris Wood, but the Whites could do with bringing in another player for that position.

Wood was the star for Leeds last season, as the New Zealand international scored as many as 27 goals in 44 Championship appearances for the West Yorkshire outfit.

The 25-year-old striker could repeat his heroics next season, but the Whites do need to have an able back-up in case he gets injured or has a dip in form.

Alvaro Negredo of Middlesborough shoots at goal during the Premier League match between Middlesbourgh and Arsenal at Riverside Stadium on April 17, 2017 in Middlesbrough, England.

Alvaro Negredo would be a stunning signing for Leeds. The 31-year-old is a very good striker, and not only would he be an able back-up to Wood, but he could actually also push the former West Bromwich Albion man for a place in the starting lineup.

Leeds have been linked with a move for Negredo in the summer transfer window. According to The Mirror, the Whites want to sign the striker from Valencia.

However, The Yorkshire Evening Post has claimed that the move is unlikely due to the cost of signing Negredo.

Spanish publication El Desmarque has also stated that sources close to Leeds have told them that the club do no have the economic capacity to sign the former Manchester City striker.


Alvaro Negredo of Middlesbrough (10) celebrates as he scores their first goal with Marten de Roon during the Premier League match between Middlesbrough and Arsenal at Riverside Stadium on...

El Desmarque, though, has stated that Leeds could sign Negredo if the striker decides to take a pay-cut.

The striker was earning £100,000 per week as salary during his loan spell at Middlesbrough last season, according to The Times, and it would not be possible for Leeds to pay him that much.

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