Leeds United have burst on to the transfer scene with the signing of experienced international striker Mikael Forssell. The 30 year old, former Chelsea and Birmingham hit man has signed until the end of the season and will be hoping to get his career back on track after being released by German club Hannover in the summer.
Forssell is still a regular starter for Finland and has been at Thorpe Arch for a number of weeks hoping to win a contract at Elland Road and he is now officially a Leeds player. Simon Grayson has gone from having only Ross McCormack available up front to having the services of on-loan Andy Keogh, Billy Paynter, Luciano Becchio (both returning from injury) and now Mikael Forssell's services to call upon. Grayson told the official site: 'He is hungry and has a desire, and he will be a welcome addition to our squad'.
The Leeds boss will hope this signing will ease some of the pressure on him as he works his magic in the loan market over the next few days, he has already confirmed his interest in bringing back United old boy Danny Pugh back to the club on loan. Meanwhile, Forssell could go straight in Grayson's squad for the visit of Crystal Palace on Saturday.