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Leeds United Given 10/1 Odds To Sign Louis Moult

The Stoke Academy graduate has been tearing it up in the SPFL

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On the quest to find a backup striker, Leeds United have been placed at 10/1 odds to capture the signature of Motherwell marksman Louis Moult.

Scoring 15 times in 30 starts in the Scottish Premier Football League, Leeds United isn't the first Championship side Moult has been linked to, having been linked to Derby County last month.

Louis Moult was born in Stoke and was a part of the Potters Academy, where he won Academy Player of the Year in 2010, for nine years before making his senior team debut as a substitute in a 1-0 League Cup win over Leyton Orient. Moult would go on to join five teams on loan over the course of three seasons, joining Bradford City, Mansfield Town, Accrington Stanley, Mansfield Town again, and Alfreton Town. Upon the conclusion of his contract at Stoke, Moult joined Northampton Town after a successful trial. His stay with the Cobbler was brief, only making 13 appearances before getting shipped out on loan to Nuneaton Town, where he would ultimately end up staying on a permanent deal. It was at the Boro (it’s Nuneaton’s nickname, I swear) where Moult finally began to shine, scoring 17 times in 43 appearances. Before his 2013/14 season, Moult had only scored five times.

When manager Kevin Wilkin jumped ship to league rivals Wrexham, Moult followed suit, joining the Dragons in the summer after he was out of contract. He continued to show his scoring prowess at Wrexham, netting 16 times in 39 appearances. Motherwell swooped in with an undisclosed amount of money to get Moult, and he’s been playing with Well ever since. He hasn’t stopped scoring since joining the SPFL, scoring 30 times in 69 appearances for the club, including 15 goals last year.

I admire Marcus Antonsson’s passion for wanting to make a name for himself at the club, but I think the club should look in another direction. Louis Moult is better than the Swede in my opinion. He possesses a skill set that is vastly different than Chris Woods’. Moult can also be called on to play central midfield, and that all I should have to say for you to understand how different the two strikers are. Louis Moult could be the yang to Chris Wood’s ying. With 10/1 odds, there are four teams ahead of Leeds United according to the bookies. According to the bookies, Leeds United wasn't gonna sign Thomas Christiansen as a manager even if they had a gun up against their head. What I’m getting at is that if there's one known thing about the bookies' predictions, it's that it is almost certainly wrong. Make it happen TC, Moult would be a welcome face at Elland Road.

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