Leeds must act as Munas Dabbur announces intention to leave Salzburg

Fans of Leeds United celebrate during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Blackburn Rovers at Elland Road on December 26, 2018 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United were linked with the Red Bull Salzburg forward in 2017 - and he could be the man capable of firing Marcelo Bielsa's side to the Premier League.

Munas Dabbur of RB Salzburg celebrates scoring during the UEFA Europa League Group B match between Celtic and RB Salzburg at Celtic Park on December 13, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Few had heard of Munas Dabbur when The Mail claimed that he was being watched by Leeds United in the autumn of 2017.

And while the Israel international has a long way to go before he can be legitimately called a household name, Dabbur is certainly a favourite amongst the football hipsters these days.

The 26-year-old scored 29 goals to fire Red Bull Salzburg to the Austrian Bundesliga title and the semi-finals of the Europa League last season and he has continued that remarkable form in the current campaign. In 30 games, Dabbur has hit the net 20 times.


And the fact that he is eyeing a move away from Salzburg this month will surely not go unnoticed.

I'm going to leave Salzburg in the next few days,” the former Maccabi Tel Aviv forward said in quotes reported by Estadio Deportivo.

Salzburg's Munas Dabbur celebrates scoring during the UEFA Europa League quarter final second leg football match between Salzburg and SS Lazio Rome on April 12, 2018 in Salzburg.

The Spanish publication claims that Dabbur has interest from Valencia, Fulham and Liverpool but, with the legendary Marcelo Bielsa at the helm, Leeds could suddenly be capable of challenging for players that would previously have been out of their reach.

With Patrick Bamford’s injury issues ongoing and Tyler Roberts in-and-out of the team, a reliable goalscorer would certainly be welcomed by supporters worried about a lack of activity so far this month.

Perhaps now is the time for Leeds to renew their interest.

Munas Dabbur of RB Salzburg during the tipico Bundesliga match between FC Admira Wacker and RB Salzburg at BFSZ-Arena on December 8, 2018 in Maria Enzersdorf, Austria.

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