Leeds United urged to challenge Spurs for £30m-rated striker amid Man Utd interest

Leeds United wrapped up their dazzling 2020/21 Premier League season with a fourth win on the bounce last weekend, and attention will now be turning towards the summer transfer window.

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Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham is a high-profile player who looks set to move on over the summer, having been frozen out of the Blues squad by manager Thomas Tuchel, which has seen him lose his chance of making England's Euro 2020 squad in the process.

Speaking to Football Insider, ex-Leeds star Danny Mills suggested the Whites could make a move for the £30m-rated ace, and claimed: “I’m sure Leeds have got their targets, but you need somebody to challenge (Patrick) Bamford.

“Is he going to have another good season? Who knows? He may well do. If he does and you bring in somebody that can’t get into the team, that’s life. Even if he costs a lot of money, if Bamford keeps him out, he keeps him out. It raises the standards of everybody and that’s what’s important.

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Leeds United urged to challenge Spurs for £30m-rated striker amid Man Utd interest

“The big striker that’s available this summer is Tammy Abraham. Where’s Tammy Abraham going to go? Could it be Tottenham? Could it be Leicester City?

He concluded: “Leeds would be an option. Why not? I would suggest he’s going to be highly sought-after this summer.”

As things stand, Manchester United are the bookies' 5/2 favourites to land the 23-year-old before the transfer window closes in September, with Aston Villa (7/2) and West Ham (5/1) also in the mix. Leeds, as things stand, are priced at a distant 22/1.