Mikael Forssell – Too Good To Be True? TSS August 16, 2011 Leeds United 62 Comments The news that former Chelsea and Birmingham City striker Mikael Forrsell is currently on trial at Elland Road should have us all screaming from the rooftops after the summer we’ve had at Leeds. His arrival at Elland Road should be met with similar scenes to that of Cesc Fabregas’ at the Nou Camp. Or at the very least, be creating a similar sort of buzz to that of Kasper Schmeichel last season. But pragmatism reigns supreme at Leeds United these days, partly because we’ve hyped players up in the past only to see their footballing legacy destroyed by half a dozen appearances in a White shirt, but mainly because he’s only on trial. The very fact we need to see him train before we offer him a contract sets alarm bells ringing straight away. It begs the question, why has no one else signed him up yet? And why did his last club let him go? Forrsell is a solid, experienced 1 in 3 striker who has proven himself at both domestic and international level. So what is he doing at Thorp Arch in the middle of August? What has he been doing all summer? Under current circumstances with Luciano Becchio and Davide Somma both out injured, Billy Paynter unable to find his shooting boots and Ross McCormack lacking the telescopic legs required to pluck Leeds’ long balls out of the air, you can’t help but think there’s a place in this team for the Finnish international?