Marvin Ducksch's reported price-tag should encourage Leeds to take a risk

Leeds fans celebrate their team's victory during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on November 29, 2014 in Leeds, England.

Championship outfit Leeds United have been linked with Marvin Ducksch, the top scorer in the 2.Bundesliga last season for Holstein Kiel.

Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani looks on before the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Leeds United at iPro Stadium on February 21, 2018 in Derby, England.

If Leeds United want to sign a new striker this summer, they will have to pay big. Very big.

The Derby Telegraph report that Matej Vydra will cost £7 million at the very least, Peterborough United have slapped a £6 million price-tag on Jack Marriott and Abel Hernandez, while a free agent, is earning wages that would make most Championship club’s eyes water.

Hull City's Uruguayan striker Abel Hernandez celebrates scoring his team's third goal during the English Premier League football match between Hull City and Middlesbrough at the KCOM...

So a potential deal for Marvin Ducksch should perhaps be revisited.

The Yorkshire Post reports that Leeds could look again at the former Borussia Dortmund striker, who they had been scouting back in the autumn when he was scoring goals for fun in Germany’s second tier with Holstein Kiel.

Borussia Dortmund's German striker Marvin Ducksch attends a training session at the Emirates Stadium, North London, on October 21, 2013, on the eve of his team's UEFA Champions League...

24-year-old Ducksch enjoyed the season of his life in 2017/18, scoring 18 goals in 32 starts to finish as the league’s Golden Boot winner. And with Holstein Kiel missing out on promotion to the Bundesliga thanks to a play-off defeat to VFL Wolfsburg, they could struggle to hang onto their German talisman this summer.

The Yorkshire Post reports that Ducksch would cost just £2.5 million, which makes him far cheaper than either Marriott or Vydra while his wages wouldn’t be in the same ballpark as the £40,000-a-week Hernandez takes home.

Yes, Ducksch would be a risk, another imported Victor Orta signing. But, for that fee and that goals tally, he might be a risk worth taking.

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