Take Chris Wood away, no player on Leeds United hit double digits in terms of goals last season. Stop me if you've heard this before: the Whites faltered at the very end due to a many different reasons, and the combination of teams finding an effective strategy to shut Chris Wood down + the lack of a goal threat outside of the New Zealand international proved to be a concoction too lethal for the club, and they stumbled out the playoffs. It should be of no surprise that the club will be linked to many different attackers this summer.
BETVICTOR have put Leeds United as 6/1 joint favorites, along with Hull City, to sign Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths. Griffiths has had an incredible career for the Bhoys, but with Moussa Dembele ahead of him in the pecking order and Celtic FC boss Brendan Rogers being rumored to bring in another striker, it may be time for Griffiths to jump shot from the Scottish Premier League to the Championship.
If you look up “goal” in the Scottish dictionary, you’ll find a picture of Leigh Griffiths celebrating. During his time with Celtic, he's appeared in 142 games, scoring 84 goals and adding 34 assists to his name. This last season, Griffiths saw action in 36 games and scored 17 times to go along with six apps and five goals in Champions League qualifications. He's a proven scorer, and a partnership up top with Chris Wood would do the Whites wonders.
I love Chris Wood, as everyone has learned to do this season, but until we find another scoring option I can't see us reaching the Premier League. It's a bitter pill that Leeds will have to swallow. The teams we play, for better or for worse, are Championship teams. If we're having trouble scoring on them, we sure as heck aren't going to find any success if we do manage to go up with only Chris Wood at the helm. Griffiths could be a great option and, at 26 years of age, could be a player that suits up for the Whites for a long, long time.