Leeds planning January swoop for £2m rated Orlando City striker

Ross Gibson

Leeds United are planning to launch a £2m swoop for Orlando City star Cyle Larin in January, according to speculation.

Turkish Super Lig side Besiktas are thought to be contemplating rivalling Leeds for the Canadian’s signature, according to The Sun on Sunday newspaper.

Larin is one of the leading strikers in the MLS, and has featured for the Canadian national side on 22 occasions.

The 24-year-old has 11 goals in 24 appearances so far in the MLS this season, and may be seen by Leeds as a player to fill the void left open by Chris Wood’s departure to Burnley in the summer.

Wood left Elland Road in a £15m deal during the summer transfer window, after scoring 30 goals in all competitions last season – and scoring in Leeds’ opening fixture of the current season.