Leeds linked with move for Omonia striker Matt Derbyshire

Date published: Sunday 18th June 2017 12:27 - Oli Fisher

New Leeds United boss Thomas Christiansen is reportedly eyeing a move for Omonia striker Matt Derbyshire.

The Daily Mail claims that Christiansen, who was appointed on Thursday, wants to bring Derbyshire back to England this summer.

Christiansen, formerly manager at AEK Larnaca and APOEL Nicosia, is looking to rival Panathanaikos for the signature of the ex-Forest striker.

Derbyshire, 31, left Rotherham United last summer to make a shock move to Cypriot side Omonia. He clearly found the adjustment straightforward as he scored 27 goals in 41 appearances.

However, in his last two seasons in the Championship he scored just 15 goals combined, and with speculation that Chris Wood could leave Elland Road, Leeds fans will be hoping for a more prolific replacement.

Christiansen is believed to have wanted to take Derbyshire to APOEL, but failed to do so because of poor relations with Omonia.

Christiansen was a surprise job to take the reigns at Leeds after the managerial hotseat was vacated by Garry Monk, who subsequently joined Middlesbrough.

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