Just In: Daniel Farke’s fiercely debated Joel Piroe tactic underlines there is no Elland Road future for £25m international

Joel Piroe signed for Leeds United this summer from Swansea City and has so far been utilised as a second striker by Daniel Farke.

Of course, Farke could revert back to needing a more traditional midfield profile, such as when he played the likes of Mario Vrancic or Marco Stiepermann as the most advanced player in his Norwich City side.

He has had to show some adaptability with the profiles of player at his disposal with Leeds. Piroe has been fairly effective as a forward behind Georginio Rutter, but is less likely to drift deep into deeper areas to create a three-man midfield than players like Vrancic and Stiepermann.

The 24-year-old forward penned a four-year deal in West Yorkshire to end the Whites’ pursuit of a goalscorer and cost around £10 million, which was seen as a fantastic price, as he was in the last year of his deal in South Wales

Despite not playing on the last line, as a centre-forward, Piroe has bagged six goals and collected one assist in 13 appearances already for his new club. His record at this level is fantastic, with him scoring or assisting 49 goals in 88 Championship games prior to joining Leeds for a mid-table Swansea team.

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