Leeds United installed as favourites to land League Two goal-machine


He may have only played 27 times in the Football League in his career so far – but the latest odds are suggesting Leeds United boss Garry Monk has seen enough of Grimsby Town striker Omar Bogle to launch a bid thought to be worth more than £1m.

Speculation surrounding a move to Elland Road has led to our traders making the Yorkshire outfit a 3/1 shot to land the striker before the transfer window slams shut tonight.

Having already scored 19 league goals so far this season, the 23-year-old is continuing to prove himself as one of the most prolific strikers in the lower leagues – and his progression to date suggests he can do a job at a much higher level.

Bogle has netted a staggering 97 league goals in the last four-and-a-half seasons and his best years are still very much ahead of him.

And while Leeds are currently flying high in the Championship, with a play-off spot in sight, Monk could do with a fresh pair of legs to ease the burden on Chris Wood.

The New Zealand international has scored 17 goals this season – that’s 43.6 per cent of Leeds’ total haul.

The pair would certainly complement each other well at Elland Road given their respective playing styles.

Monk has already added Villarreal star Alfonso Pedraza to his ranks today. But if he’s to maintain this promotion push for the duration of the season, he’ll need to bring in a couple more names to see the Whites over the line.

And given the former Swansea City boss’ apparent interest in Bogle, the Grimsby ace may just be one of them.

What do fans think? Should Monk take a £1m gamble on the League Two goal-machine, or does he need to aim higher?

Have your say in the comments section below!

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Alex Apati

Having graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Creative Writing with English, Alex joined the News team following a three year stint working for Ladbrokes behind the counter. When he's not watching darts, he's throwing them. Failing that you'll find him YouTubeing Thierry Henry's greatest Arsenal goals.