Leeds would bag a massive bargain by signing this experienced Ecuadorian hitman – here’s why Bielsa must sign him


Leeds United opinion: The Whites should go all out for Felipe Caicedo

According to a report from Football Italia, Leeds United are interested in Lazio striker Felipe Caicedo.

The Ecuador international, 30, joined Lazio in 2017 and has scored 15 goals in 71 appearances for the Serie A club in all competitions. Last season he scored nine goals and provided six assists in 38 games across all competitions, but the striker wants to move on in the summer transfer window.

Felipe Caicedo has only a year left on his Lazio contract and therefore, Leeds United can sign him on the cheap.

The Whites appear to be stepping up their summer plans as the new Championship season looms large. So far, no new signings have arrived, but Marcelo Bielsa is hoping to bring in several new faces in the coming weeks.

Jack Harrison has rejoined Leeds from Manchester City on a temporary deal, having impressed last campaign on loan at Elland Road, while the highly-rated central defender Ben White has joined on a season-long loan spell from Brighton and Hove Albion.

Having signed a winger and a central defender, Bielsa should shift his focus towards bolstering his strike department now.

The Yorkshire outfit needs another goalscorer this summer, given that Kemar Roofe and Patrick Bamford both spent lengthy periods on the sidelines this past season.

Bielsa has young Tyler Roberts as another option up front, but the Argentinean tactician has used him in the attacking midfield role last season where he did well alongside Mateusz Klich.

With this in mind, Leeds should not hesitate in signing Felipe Caicedo from Lazio this summer. The Ecuadorian has spent time in England with Manchester City, albeit with a series of loan spells at the likes of Sporting CP, Malaga and Levante.

The 30-year-old’s decent record suggests that he could definitely do a good job in the Championship if he did get the chance to join Leeds.

To Read More Leeds United News, Click Here:- Latest Leeds United News

The former Manchester City man is an absolute beast of a centre-forward, whose primary attributes are his strength, power, aerial ability and eye for goal.

He is neither technically gifted nor elegant to watch leading the line, but his work ethic, energy and physical attributes would give the Whites a different dimension to their attack.


Leeds desperately need to add greater depth to their squad after narrowly missing out on promotion last season.

The Whites need to ensure that they have enough firepower to get over the line this time around. Thus, bringing the experienced Caicedo to Elland Road would be a step in the right direction.

Rohan Sengupta @garrydevildada

Hi, I am Rohan Sengupta from one of the busiest cities in India, Mumbai. A Journalism graduate with a keen interest in sports, football is something I simply cannot live without and writing, discussing and analyzing the game is what I do 24*7. Follow me @garrydevildada

Recent Posts

Celtic eye January swoop for 21-year-old German defensive ace also chased by Leeds

Celtic interested in signing Stephan Ambrosius from Hamburger SV According to BILD via Inside Futbol (h/t Burnley Express), Scottish champions…

3 days ago

PL manager provides an update on the contract situation of 26-year-old Rangers target

Chris Wilder issues update on John Lundstram amidst Rangers interest As reported by the Glasgow Live, Sheffield United manager Chris…

3 days ago

Luton Town sign 22-year-old defensive ace on a free transfer

Luton Town land ex-Reading defender Gabriel Osho on a free transfer As confirmed by BBC, EFL Championship side Luton Town…

6 days ago

Barnsley make an enquiry to sign 30-year-old Italian star who is currently a free agent

Barnsley make an enquiry for the signing of Mario Balotelli According to Sky Sports, EFL Championship outfit Barnsley have enquired…

6 days ago

Celtic eye January swoop for 32-year-old PL star with valuable experience in Scottish football

Celtic interested in re-signing Fraser Forster from Southampton According to a report from Hampshire Live, reigning Scottish champions Celtic are…

7 days ago

Why West Ham should sign youngster Frederik Alves for the long term

According to claims from Danish website Bold via HITC, West Ham are closing in on the capture of highly-rated Silkeborg…

2 weeks ago