Your Leeds United views: Absence of a winger is still cause for concern

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The absence of a winger and new signing Chris Wood have dominated the thoughts of Leeds United fans.

News Speak 1984, via

We (Leeds United) desperately need a Jason Wilcox-type winger, someone who can pick up a ball from back midfield, get down the line at speed and make a cross.

(Reacting to the Chris Wood’s signing) We have had this issue of strikers coming to Leeds for years and not been able to score.

Every ball is hoof down the middle or pass back.

Get that winger found and get some of the width we have been missing for the last decade into the team.

Then they (the strikers) might just score here (Leeds United).

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Fantastic young signing by Leeds

chareose, via

Chris Wood is a fantastic signing – young as well..

Theres talk of Brendan Barker coming on loan for one season.

If that’s true then its more fantastic news, but a lot of clubs are after him so it will be difficult.

If he comes for a one-year loan and his contract with Manchester City ends next year then it’s not a bad scenari0, depending on how things turn out.

However, when I saw that Adam Drury is training with us I asked my mate who he was and he said he’s a right-back, then we both laughed: “Here we go again! Bye, bye Byram ...”

In a few years, Sam Byram will possibly be worth double what he is now and one day we will be looking around for a top international right-back ... oh yeah, we sold one.

Please Leeds United, try to keep him (Byram). Selling him is truly a false economy.

‘Great price’ for star right-back

Batty the Beast, via

£8 million for Sam Byram would be a great price seeing as we don’t have him tied down to a long-term deal.

But, as I’ve said before, if one of the ‘big boys’ dangles £3-4 million in front of Massimo Cellino, I think the arm and all would be taken.

Far too often we’ve sold our best players for too little.

The words ‘fee undisclosed’ have become synonymous with our great club, so we’re never any the wiser as too how well or badly we’ve done,.

Ross McCormack was one of the few exceptions.

Wood stats are interesting

Otley white, via

The Chris Wood deal is interesting; his scoring record is not that prolific but is that due to the number of times he has been out on loan? His strike rate is a goal every 3.5 games but his best season was 2012-13 when he scored 20 in 39 Championship games which showed promise.

But the following two seasons he scored just nine goals. If he is coming to Leeds, then the fee of £2.5- 3 million shows that the £6m for Ross McCromack was a fair price, especially given that the add-ons could take the final figure that much higher should Fulham ever get back to the Premier League.