Should Leeds reignite George Hirst interest in January and prioritise that over Cyle Larin pursuit?

General view of Elland Road before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on February 25, 2017 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United were linked with George Hirst in the summer, while they are apparently interested in pursuing Cyle Larin in January.

Cyle Larin #9 of Orlando City SC kicks the ball during a MLS soccer match between Real Salt Lake and the Orlando City SC at the Orlando Citrus Bowl on March 6, 2016 in Orlando, Florida....

While the January window is still some distance away and the summer window has only just closed, Leeds have already been linked with pursuing a deal for Orlando City striker Cyle Larin.

The Sun on Sunday (print edition; 10th September 2017; page 58) reported that the Whites were keen on the 22-year-old and hope that £2 million may be enough to land the Canada international.

Thomas Christiansen manager of Leeds United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Leeds United at City Ground on August 26, 2017 in Nottingham,...

Larin has certainly impressed during his time in MLS and would arguably be a great addition to Leeds' attacking ranks, but perhaps the Whites may be wise to consider reigniting their interest in a summer target and prioritising that pursuit ahead of a move for Larin.

The Daily Mirror reported in the final days of the summer window that Leeds wanted Sheffield Wednesday striker George Hirst - who is out of contract at Hillsborough at the end of the season and, according to the Mirror, is worried about the congested path to the first-team that lies in front of him.

Nasser Alaharak of Qatar in action against George Hirst of England during the U18 International friendly match between Qatar and England at the Grand Hamad Stadium on March 27, 2017 in...

Though Larin is a more proven player, it may perhaps be worth gambling on prioritising their interest in Hirst as he appears to have the potential to go a very long way in the game. 

The teenager may have struggled to break into the Owls' side - making only a couple of first-team appearances so far - but he has been fairly prolific at various England youth levels, and has attracted Premier League attention, with the Mirror reporting that Leicester made a move in the summer.

Signing Larin would certainly not be an underwhelming deal, especially if he is capable of replicating his MLS form at Elland Road if a deal did take place.

But perhaps prioritising a move for Hirst may prove an inspired risk as he seems to be one to look out for in the future.

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