Leeds United boss Daniel Farke is plotting a move for Norwich City attacker Josh Sargent before the transfer window slams shut, according to a report from Football Insider.
The German coach signed Sargent in 2021 for £8 million after the Canaries were promoted to the Premier League for the second time in his tenure but the US international failed to settle into life in the top-tier.
Sargent bagged just two league goals over the course of the 2021/22 campaign as Norwich City were relegated back down to the Championship. Meanwhile, Farke was sacked early into the season and replaced by former Leicester City and Aston Villa boss Dean Smith.
Nevertheless, the Championship was a much-easier prospect for the 23-year-old who scored 13 goals in the second division last term, making him the twelfth-highest goalscorer in the league.
Now, as reported by Football Insider, Farke is hoping to reunite with the versatile forward at Elland Road and Leeds United will bid for Sargent over the coming days.
Sargent has already had a solid start to the 2023/24 campaign for Norwich City, scoring in an absurd 4-4 draw against Southampton at St. Mary’s and so could be in for another impressive goalscoring season.
However, whether this will be in Norfolk or Yorkshire will be decided over the coming days, with the transfer window set to close in less than two weeks.
Leeds haven’t had a great start to life back in the Championship, drawing twice and losing once thus far, including a 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion at home last night.
The Peacocks are struggling for options up top too and so it’s no surprise that Farke is looking to bolster his attacking department by bringing in a new centre-forward.
Having already worked with Sargent, it seems like a logical signing for the German coach but whether David Wagner will allow his number ‘9’ to leave is still unclear.