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Paraguayan striker Brian Montenegro could be the pick of Leeds United’s summer signings, according to South American football expert Tim Vickery.

Vickery believes 23-year-old Montenegro – brought in on a season-long loan from Nacional – will fare better at Elland Road than he did during his unsuccessful spell with West Ham United in the 2011-12 season.

“He’s a player I like and that could be a really good piece of business for Leeds,” Vickery said.

“He wasn’t ready for West Ham and he moved there at entirely the wrong time. He was treated like a commodity and got completely lost in their structure but he went back to Paraguay and started scoring goals again.

“Leeds have got a quick, left-footed centre-forward on their hands – and a good one at that.”

United are still awaiting international clearance for Montenegro and on-loan Cagliari centre-back Dario Del Fabro ahead of Saturday’s Championship game at Birmingham City.

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