Leeds United will hope to finally end their long Premier League exile next season after losing out in the play-offs in 2018/19.
The Whites were cruelly beaten 4-3 on aggregate by Derby County in the semi-final marking a disappointing end to their campaign.
Boss Marcelo Bielsa has since pledged his future to the Elland Road-based club and there is now optimism that Leeds can go up automatically next time around.
The Argentine put his faith in a lot of the club’s younger players last season and for large parts of the campaign they didn’t let him down.
There is a case to suggest, however, that a bit more Championship know-how might have got them over the line for a top-two finish during the last few months of the season.
London Football News has reported that Queens Park Rangers playmaker Luke Freeman is on Leeds’ radar this summer.
The signing of the 27-year-old makes perfect sense and is definitely an avenue that Bielsa needs to pursue, given his admiration for the pocket rocket.
A versatile performer, he can play in midfield and further forward as part of a front three or four. Last season he netted nine goals and registered eight assists.
Freeman is a proven performer at Championship level and he could be exactly what Leeds need for next season. Some of the younger players didn’t quite have the experience during the semi-final second leg against Derby and Bielsa will want to rectify that.
The ex-Bristol man is deserving of a big move and if Freeman does check-in at Elland Road he could give them the creative edge on their promotion rivals next season.