Who is Macauley Bonne? Five facts about the striker for whom Leeds, Norwich and a pair of East Midlands rivals are reportedly ready to move

Macauley Bonne of Orient in action during the Vanarama National League match between Salford City and Leyton Orient at Moor Lane on August 4, 2018 in Salford, England.

Leeds United, Norwich City, Derby County and Nottingham Forest are all being linked with the prolific 23-year-old.

Macauley Bonne of Leyton Orient controls the ball during the National League match between Leyton Orient and Eastleigh at The Matchroom Stadium on August 26, 2017 in London, United Kingdom.

Leeds United head a trio of Championship clubs, Norwich City, Derby County and Nottingham Forest, for Macauley Bonne's signature, according to Teamtalk.

But just who is the striker for whom the quartet are reportedly ready to move?

HITC Sport has him profiled...


5) Bonne is currently starring for Leyton Orient, the National League club from whom Leeds acquired another striker, Sam Dalby, at the start of this year.

4) The 5ft 11ins front man has scored 16 goals from just 21 league outings this season, in addition to the 22 he managed in 44 last term.

3) So good was Bonne's form that Orient tied him to a new two-year contract in August, making it harder than it might have been for Leeds, Norwich, Derby and Nottingham Forest to prise him from Brisbane Road.

March 4th 2017,  Abbey Stadium, Cambridge, England; League 2 football, Cambridge United versus Colchester United; Macauley Bonne of Colchester United celebrates before realising his goal...

2) Bonne has already spent time (albeit briefly) at one of those clubs, Norwich, before joining Colchester United at under-15 level. The Ipswich-born player broke through at the Colchester Community Stadium, but left for Orient at the start of last season.

1) Despite his English roots, it is a country 8,000 miles away, Zimbabwe, that Bonne has opted to play for internationally - winning two caps so far.

Would Bonne be a good signing for Leeds United, Norwich City, Derby County and Nottingham Forest?

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