Leeds should replicate Lewis Baker move with Tammy Abraham bid

Tammy Abraham of Swansea shoots at goal during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Swansea City and Manchester United at Liberty Stadium on October 24, 2017 in Swansea, Wales.

Leeds United are reportedly making a move for Matej Vydra, but arguably still need a more natural number nine.

Marseille's Argentinian head coach Marcelo Bielsa gestures during the French L1 football match between Lens (RCL) and Marseille on March 22, 2014 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis,...

Amongst the considerable list of concerns that Marcelo Bielsa must address ahead of his first season with Leeds is the apparent lack of attacking quality within the ranks following their underwhelming Championship campaign last time out.

For the first time since the days of Ross McCormack and Matt Smith, Leeds had two forwards reach double figures for league goals last term. But Pierre-Michel Lasogga has since returned to his parent club after an extremely mixed loan spell, and Kemar Roofe also struggled with inconsistency. And beyond the pair, there were certainly not too many goals coming from their other attacking options.

Matej Vydra of Derby celebrates during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Nottingham Forest at iPro Stadium on October 15, 2017 in Derby, England.

Bielsa looks to be on the verge of addressing the issue somewhat with The Telegraph reporting at the weekend that Derby star Matej Vydra is closing in on an £11 million move to Elland Road. But while Vydra may have finished as the league's top goalscorer last season, his best work has arguably not come in that central striker position that Leeds need to strengthen.

Vydra could be a huge asset for the Whites, but it would perhaps be naive to not strengthen further. And that is why Leeds should perhaps consider replicating the one deal they have completed so far this summer and try and lure a Chelsea ace in on loan.

Tammy Abraham of Swansea City celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Huddersfield Town at Liberty Stadium on October 14, 2017 in...

Leeds' first arrival of the window was confirmed last week with Lewis Baker arriving on a season-long loan, and Bielsa and Victor Orta should consider getting back in contact with the Blues to see if the club could also sign Tammy Abraham for the coming season.

Abraham - who earns £50,000-a-week at Stamford Bridge, according to Spotrac - is heading into next year off the back of a disappointing loan spell at Swansea, but he was lethal during his time with Bristol City the year before, scoring 23 goals in 41 appearances for the Robins. 

The Telegraph reports that Derby are keen to sign Abraham on loan once they sell Vydra - potentially to Leeds - and if he is available, the Whites should certainly make a bid of their own. 

If Leeds managed to sign Vydra and then bring in Abraham to sit just in front of him and play as that number nine, the Whites could potentially put together one of the most lethal partnerships in the division, with 44 goals between them from each of their most recent Championship campaigns. 

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