Leeds United are reportedly monitoring FC Cincinnati striker Brandon Vazquez as they continue to search for attacking reinforcements.

According to CBS Sports’ Ben Jacobs, Leeds United are keeping tabs on FC Cincinnati centre-forward Brandon Vazquez as manager Jesse Marsch seeks to strengthen his options in the No. 9 role.

Having started out at Mexican outfit Tijuana FC, Vazquez made his move to the US in 2017 when he signed for Atlanta United. Having risen through the ranks at the club, the striker made 39 senior appearances and scored nine goals before joining Cincinnati in November 2019.

Since joining the club, Vazquez has made 75 appearances, bagging 21 goals and nine assists in the process. 15 of those goals have come in the 2022 campaign in just 24 matches. And the 23-year-old’s performances have seemingly caught the attention of Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch.

The American manager boasts a good knowledge of MLS and has shown an interest in Philadelphia Union’s Kai Wagner. Marsch brought in two of his fellow countrymen this summer, signing Brenden Aaronson and Tyler Adams and could now make a push to sign Vazquez before the transfer window closes.

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Leeds United suffered last season when star striker Patrick Bamford was out with an injury as they did not have a reliable backup for him. While Rodrigo Moreno has started the current season well and could be a viable alternative in the No. 9 position, the Whites still need to add another striker to their ranks to ensure depth and quality in the position.

Leeds looked set to sign Arnaud Kalimuendo from PSG, but the youngster opted to sign for Rennes instead, forcing them into the market for alternatives. Vazquez has presented himself as an option while they are also monitoring Ollie Watkins of Aston Villa and Wilfried Gnonto of FC Zurich.

Vazquez could be a good option for Leeds United to consider in the short and long term, given his age and current form for FC Cincinnati. However, whether he can make the step up from the MLS to the Premier League would be the big question if the Yorkshire-based outfit do take a punt on him.

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