Paul Robinson, ex England goalkeeper has berated Leeds United for ignoring the opportunity to sign, Leicester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho.
There were several reports that Leeds City was interested in signing Iheanacho, but few hours before the close of the transfer window, unfortunately, the deal didn’t pull through. An unbothered Iheanacho put the failed departure behind him and even registered his first goal for the season in Leicester City’s match against Brighton.
Robinson has voiced his opinion concerning the issue, he believes that Leeds could have tried their possible best to sign Iheanacho, as he would help strengthen their attack options because they only have Patrick left as their senior striker as Rodrigo sustained an injury in their match against Everton.
He further added that Iheanacho would have complemented the team very well, as he is a good player. And can perfectly fit into Jesse Marsch’s style of playing
Robinson told Mot Leeds News: “I think they were naive going into the rest of the season. If Patrick is fit, he plays, but looking behind that, maybe his (head coach Jesse Marsch’s) hand was drawn to play Gelhardt.
“He’s going until January now with someone whose fitness is touch and go, and young strikers that the manager doesn’t trust 100”
“Iheanacho would be a great player, a very similar option to Bamford. He can lead from the line and press from the front, Jesse Marsch likes his team to start high up the field and he (Iheanacho) would be good for that,” Robinson explained.
Leeds United currently ranks ninth on the premier league table, with two wins, two losses, and two draws.