While Leeds United reportedly want Jordan Stevens, his teammate Christian Doidge is well worth a punt

Leeds manager Thomas Christiansen looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Leeds United at Cardiff City Stadium on September 26, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales.

Forest Green Rovers could lose teenager winger Jordan Stevens to Championship giants Leeds United, but what of League Two hotshot Christian Doidge?

Thomas Christiansen, Manager of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Leeds United at Ashton Gate on October 21, 2017 in Bristol, England.

Leeds United fans have made it clear during the transfer window that they want players who will immediately improve Thomas Christiansen’s squad, rather than another influx of promising youngsters who may, or may not, be first-team players a few years from now.

So while Leeds attempt to pull off a deal to sign 17-year-old winger Jordan Stevens from League Two strugglers Forest Green Rovers, as reported by the Mirror, perhaps they should also enquire about the youngster’s red-hot teammate.

Stevens is undoubtedly a real talent, impressing enough in 13 appearances this season to attract interest from Premier League duo Everton and Brighton as well.

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Elland Road on October 17, 2015 in Leeds, England.

But if Forest Green are to pull off the improbable and survive in their first ever season in the Football League, they will be indebted to the relentless goal-scoring of one Christian Doidge.

The 25-year-old Welshman is enjoying a superb breakthrough campaign in England’s professional leagues and only four players in League Two have scored more than him this season. In all competitions, Doidge has 17 in 34 games.

So even if Forest Green do go down this season, which looks likely, do not expect Doidge to disappear with them.

Christian Doidge of Forest Green celebrates after scoring his team's second goal of the game during the Vanarama National League Play Off Final between Tranmere and Forest Green at Wembley...

According to Gloucester Live, Doidge has already earned admirers from the Championship, with Cardiff City willing to pay £1 million to hand him a chance at a higher level.

But Leeds too are in the market for a striker and, with the likes of Jordan Hugill and Nelson Oliveira likely to be far too rich for owner Andrea Radrizzani’s tastes, Stevens should not be the only Forest Green talent linked with a move to Elland Road this month.

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