England fans will be feeling a little better after Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur scored to draw England level, but the two free kick goals by Scotland’s Leigh Griffiths will get the pulse quickening for any Leeds United fans that watched the match. England was lucky to escape with a draw, but those two free-kick daggers shot by Griffiths were remarkable.
England had gone 902 minutes without conceding a goal in qualifiers, before Leigh Griffiths scored twice in 3 minutes pic.twitter.com/erlILrXIQv— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) June 10, 2017
Celtic FC’s Leigh Griffith has been linked with a move south to Leeds this summer, and after watching the Scottish striker in action for his national team against England will give hope to the Elland Road faithful that the links are more than just empty rumors.
Griffiths has already spent time in England, after being signed by Wolverhampton while the Black Country club was in the Premier League. He signed for Wolves in 2011, but spent most of the next two seasons on loan at Scottish side Hibernian. He had a fantastic time at Hibs, and was named the Scotland Young Player of the Year by the PFA for the the 2012-13 season. He finally suited up for Wolves in the 2013-14 season, when the club was in League One.
Leigh Griffiths' first goal for Celtic, against Hearts pic.twitter.com/fZzy6JZa70— Focus on Celtic (@FocusOnCeltic) April 2, 2017
After leading Wolverhampton in goals in the 2013-14 season, he was sold to Celtic in January of 2014, where he has gone on to score 85 goals in only 143 appearances for the Glasgow club. While much of the attention this past season has gone, rightfully so, to his teammate Moussa Dembele, Griffiths has been in fine form for the Scottish champions this past season, and as the game against England proved, he is ready for another step up in competition.
With Leeds needing goals from someone not named Chris Wood, this signing would be a fantastic addition to the club, and even without knowing who the manager will be, it would be a good bit of business to sign him up for Leeds. Finding another goal-scoring forward to compliment Wood is absolutely vital for Leeds to be in the running for promotion.