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If Leeds could sign Hamza Choudhury, they might just win promotion

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If Leeds could sign Hamza Choudhury, they might just win promotion

Leeds will need to add to their squad in the next few weeks and Leicester City man Hamza Choudhury could be the ideal signing.

The Foxes midfielder is currently playing a bit part role under Brendan Rodgers. However, he is highly-rated and reports this weekend in the printed press (Sunday People, P49, 19/01), have linked Choudhury with a move to both Newcastle United and Burnley.

Hamza Choudhury

Hamza Choudhury would be the ideal signing for Leeds United. (Photo by Visionhaus)

However, it is claimed that Brendan Rodgers has rebuffed those approaches. He apparently sees the young midfielder as integral to his plans for the final few months of the campaign.

But, if there was a chance of Choudhury leaving as the window drags on, then Leeds should look to go all out to ensure his signature.

Much needed

It goes without saying that this current Leeds squad needs adding too. The fall from grace is already underway it seems, with another defeat coming yesterday at the hands of QPR.

Furthermore, that game saw key midfielder, Kalvin Phillips, sent off for serious foul play.

Phillips will now miss three vital games for the Whites, placing their promotion bid further under threat.

Kalvin Phillips

LEEDS, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 02: Leeds United’s Kalvin Phillips during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers at Elland Road on November 2, 2019 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Alex Dodd – CameraSport via Getty Images)

In signing Choudhury, Leeds would be getting a player who can slot into the role Phillips occupies so well at Elland Road.

 

Avoiding repeat

Last season, we all saw Leeds crumble in the promotion run-in as Sheffield United and Norwich ran away with things.

This season, Marcelo Bielsa is looking to avoid a repeat. Signing new players, then, will be key to Leeds maintaining their push.

They’ve already lost Eddie Nketiah and Jack Clarke. Both players saw their loan spells cut short by their parent clubs.

LEEDS, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 26: Eddie Nketiah of Leeds United reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Preston North End at Elland Road on December 26, 2019 in Leeds, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

With Phillips now missing, and no new signings as yet, Leeds supporters will be starting to get somewhat edgy.

A marquee signing in the form of Hamza Choudhury would soften the current blow somewhat. Not only that, but he’d bring genuine quality and steel to a midfield that is in dire need of help.

It might well prove just be enough for Leeds if they can convince Brendan Rodgers to do them a favour.

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