​Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa is weighing up a move for Everton striker Cenk Tosun as their search for a senior striker continues.


Despite scoring five goals for the Whites, Eddie Nketiah has struggled for game time since his summer loan move from Arsenal. The north London club may recall Nketiah in the January transfer window amid fears of a lack of playing time at Elland Road, having played just 276 minutes of Championship football. 


Leeds aren't exactly struggling for goals, although Bielsa will be eager to reduce the goal scoring strain on Patrick Bamford, who has seven to his name to far this season.

Eddie Nketiah

According to Phil Hay of ​The Athletic (via ​Football League World), Leeds will look to reinforce their attacking options if Nketiah is to be recalled by Arsenal, with Tosun a possible candidate to replace the 20-year-old.


If the England Under-21 striker is recalled by the ​Gunners, Leeds will be left with just Bamford and 20-year-old Tyler Roberts as their only centre-froward options, with the latter playing only 392 minutes of football this season.


One potential stumbling block in ​Leeds' pursuit of Tosun is the Turkish international's wages, as the Everton forward currently earns £60,000 per week. 

Cenk Tosun

The 28-year-old has scored ten goals for the ​Toffees since his £27m move from Besiktas in January 2018 and struggled for game time under former Everton boss Marco Silva, who was sacked on Thursday after a poor start to the season.


The powers at be at Leeds have anticipated Nketiah's departure and have drawn up a list of candidates to replace the youngster, with Tosun believed to be on that list. 

Rhian Brewster

Another potential recruit is ​Liverpool's Rhian Brewster, who has impressed for their Under-23 side, scoring four and assisting once in seven games.


He is yet to make a Premier League appearance for the Reds, but is regarded as one of their finest emerging talents.