Leeds handed potential boost in pursuit of top summer target as club confirm major new signing
Leeds United have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Joel Piroe after Swansea City confirmed the signing of striker Mykola Kuharevich.
The Swans announced his arrival from French club Troyes late last night in what was their second incoming of the day as Carl Rushworth also joined on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion.
Kuharevich is now Swansea’s second striker signing of the summer having also brought in Jerry Yates from Blackpool earlier in the window, who scored 14 Championship goals last season.
This latest addition could provide Leeds with a boost to their interest in Piroe, who is reportedly someone they are keen to bring in to strengthen their attacking options.
It had been reported on Sunday by the Wales Online that Piroe is set to stay at Swansea this season, though it remains to be seen how this latest signing could change that.
Leeds handed potential Piroe boost as Swansea confirm stiker signing
Despite having no intention of signing a new deal, Piroe is said to be open to sticking around this season and moving on a free transfer in 12 months’ time.
On the pitch, that would be a huge boost to Swansea, but off it, they aren’t in the greatest financial position and losing a player of his value for nothing would be a disaster.
However, their £15 million valuation of Piroe has so far put off potential suitors, which strengthens reports he is likely to remain in South Wales.
That said, there is still over a month of the window remaining and as clubs get more and more desperate, they may receive some offers that are too good to turn down.
Leeds lost both first choice strikers Georginio Rutter and Patrick Bamford to injury on Sunday, and if they are ruled out for any prolonged period of time, it may force them to go big on someone like Piroe.