English Premier League side Leeds United is looking to bolster their roster before next week’s summer transfer deadline, and they are reportedly exploring the option of bringing in striker Daryl Dike on loan.

According to a report from Teamtalk, the West Yorkshire team is lacking strength upfront, with Patrick Bamford being their only option. They believe the Orlando City man would be a good fit for them during the campaign. They have had an uneven start to the new Premier League season as they suffered a humiliating 5-1 loss to Manchester United in the opener followed by a 2-2 draw with Everton.

Dike, 21, was one of the highlights in last season’s EFL Championship as he had a successful loan with Barnsley. During his four-month loan spell, he would score nine goals in 19 games to push the Tykes into the promotion playoff.

Joining Leeds would be an excellent opportunity for the Oklahoma native. However, it appears the Whites may have a fight on their hands to sign the striker as West Bromwich Albion are also reportedly interested in the player. Newly-appointed coach Valerian Ismael, Dike’s former coach at Barnsley, would like nothing more than to bring the American to the Hawthorn’s stadium for their promotion push.

It will be interesting to see where Dike lands ahead of the transfer deadline.

By Yanks Abroad

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