Pundit tips Leeds to sign Celtic star in double striker move

Noel Whelan says Leeds should be looking to sign both Celtic forward Odsonne Edouard and Fulham striker Aleksander Mitrovic if they win promotion to the Premier League.

The Whites sit top of the Championship table with seven points separating themselves from the play-off places with just nine games remaining.

Despite their 21 league victories their goal tally remains moderate with 56 goals in 37 games, while both West Brom and Brentford lead the way with 64 goals.

They have been crying out for a goalscorer all season with Patrick Bamford on 13 goals, and if they get promoted this season they will definitely have to invest in a striker, or as former Whites forward Whelan says, maybe two.

And last week chairman Andrea Radrizzani finally came clean on rumours that Paris Saint-Germain’s owners Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) were planning investment in the club.

Radrizzani raised hopes of a huge summer cash injection when he said: “There’s a desire to do something together maybe even in football but there’s nothing concrete at this time.”




Speaking to Football Insider, Whelan said: “You would hope we get new investment and the money from the Premier League.

“Then it is a case of spending money in the right areas and a goalscorer is one you are going to have to part a lot of money with, unfortunately. We need to give ourselves every opportunity.

“We need players that will make a difference. I would be looking at the Celtic striker – Edouard if we are going up. Is he available and if he is, let’s bring him in. For £30million that would be a great buy and I can see it.

“Someone like him or Mitrovic or both! But maybe that is greedy!”

Edouard has hit 27 goals in 45 appearances for Celtic, while former Newcastle No.9 Mitrovic is the Championship’s top scorer with 23 goals.