Daniel Farke faces Leeds United transfer problem that a Sheffield United player will not solve

There is not long to go now until the transfer window opens and Leeds United have been urged to sign a new striker to boost their promotion aspirations. But Carlton Palmer is unconvinced Daniel Jebbison would be good fit for his former club.

The Whites are among a number of clubs to have been linked with a move for the Sheffield United forward. Jebbison is due to become a free agent at the end of the month. The Blades have offered him a new deal but Jebbison has yet to commit his future to the South Yorkshire club.

Palmer told Football League World: “They (Leeds) do need to strengthen the centre-forward position. Piroe has not hit the ground running, although that’s not to say he won’t improve next season, as he arrived with a good pedigree but it just hasn’t happened for him at Leeds.

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“He looked short of legs against Southampton, and, for me, they need some pace up front. They’ve got it out wide in [Wilfried] Gnonto and [Crysencio] Summerville, but we don’t know who’s going to stay.

“With Jebbison, I don’t think this solves the problem straight away. They’d have to pay compensation but this would be a low-risk move, and he has a big, big future ahead of him in the game.

“You would take him, but he’s another young player who needs to play football, so would the likes of Joe Gelhardt and Mateo Joseph’s struggles for game time put him off? I don’t think it would, but the problem for Leeds is there is a lot of interest in the player from Premier League clubs such as Brighton, Ipswich and Leicester.

“But, he needs to play, he needs to play games, he needs to get going, and he needs to score goals.

Leeds have a very young team, and they were a little bit inexperienced this year, but he’s one for the future. Ultimately, though, he needs games. Whether it’s at Leeds, or they sign him and loan him elsewhere, he’s got to be playing.

“Leeds will have to sort out what they’re doing with the likes of Patrick Bamford, who they missed late on and it cost them. Jebbison would be a good signing if they could get him for the future of the football club.”