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Leeds United installed as favourites to land League Two goal-machine

| 31.01.2017

He may have only played 27 times in the Football League in his career so far – but the latest odds are suggesting Leeds United boss Garry Monk has seen enough of Grimsby Town striker Omar Bogle to launch a bid thought to be worth more than £1m.

Speculation surrounding a move to Elland Road has led to our traders making the Yorkshire outfit a 3/1 shot to land the striker before the transfer window slams shut tonight.

Having already scored 19 league goals so far this season, the 23-year-old is continuing to prove himself as one of the most prolific strikers in the lower leagues – and his progression to date suggests he can do a job at a much higher level.

Bogle has netted a staggering 97 league goals in the last four-and-a-half seasons and his best years are still very much ahead of him.

And while Leeds are currently flying high in the Championship, with a play-off spot in sight, Monk could do with a fresh pair of legs to ease the burden on Chris Wood.

The New Zealand international has scored 17 goals this season – that’s 43.6 per cent of Leeds’ total haul.

The pair would certainly complement each other well at Elland Road given their respective playing styles.

Monk has already added Villarreal star Alfonso Pedraza to his ranks today. But if he’s to maintain this promotion push for the duration of the season, he’ll need to bring in a couple more names to see the Whites over the line.

And given the former Swansea City boss’ apparent interest in Bogle, the Grimsby ace may just be one of them.

What do fans think? Should Monk take a £1m gamble on the League Two goal-machine, or does he need to aim higher?

Have your say in the comments section below!

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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing

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Alex Apati

Alex has been with the Ladbrokes PR team since 2017 having previously worked for the news department. From sparring with Peter Fury to talking interviews on the Duke and Duchess' baby names, he's covered a range of sports and novelty events.

A frustrated West Brom fan who is no stranger to an oche, Alex is originally from Dudley, although he's worked hard to rid himself of the Black Country twang.