Report suggests Leeds could snatch eight-assist forward from under Yorkshire rivals' nose

Leeds fans show their support prior to the Sky Bet Championship Play-off semi final second leg match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on May 15, 2019 in Leeds, England.

Emil Bohinen was on trial with Sheffield United in December but now he's a target for Marcelo Bielsa's Championship challengers Leeds.

Emil Bohinen of Stabaekk Fotball during Photocall on March 17, 2017 in Oslo, Norway.

Leeds have identified Emil Bohinen as a potential replacement for Jack Clarke, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post, though Marcelo Bielsa’s side will have to fight off competition from local rivals Sheffield United.

The January transfer window has hardly been a roaring success so far for The Whites. Both Clarke and Eddie Nketiah have been re-called by Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal, leaving Bielsa’s squad short of numbers with Leeds in the midst of a three-game barren run in all competitions.

 

Time is running out for reinforcements to arrive and a deal to bring Bohinen, son of former Nottingham Forest ace Lars, could be easier said than done.

Back in December, Staebek’s general director Jon Tunold admitted to Budstikka that the 20-year-old forward had travelled to the Steel City in an attempt to win a contract with Chris Wilder’s high-flying Blades.

(L-R) Emil Bohinen of Norway U21, Perr Schuurs of Holland U21  during the  U21 Men match between Norway  v Holland  at the Marienlyst Stadium on October 15, 2019 in Drammen Norway

For whatever reason, however, Sheffield United have not yet secured Bohinen’s signature and Leeds, who Tunold also name-dropped when mentioning potential destinations for the youngster, could now swoop in.

With his trusty left foot wreaking havoc, Bohinen was arguably Norwegian football’s most improved player last season, providing four goals and an impressive eight assists for a Staebak side who finished in mid-table.

Speedy and versatile, the Norway U21 international could fill the void left by Clarke’s departure at Elland Road.

Emil Bohinen of Norway fights for the ball with Ludovit Reis and Dani de Wit of Netherlands during Qualifying Round European Under-21 Championship 2021 at Marienlyst  Stadion on October 15,...

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