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Report: Leeds identify trio of targets, including former loan star Jack Harrison

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Report: Leeds identify trio of targets, including former loan star Jack Harrison

Three players have been touted with moves to Elland Road this summer.

Leeds United are interested in several new additions this summer and the Yorkshire Evening Post has pinpointed three potential targets.

Jack Harrison, valued at £20 million by Manchester City, according to The Sun, is one of them. The England Under-21 performer scored four goals and registered four assists during 2018/19.

The other two have both played internationally for the Under-21s and the duo currently ply their trade on the continent.

Fenerbahce striker Michael Frey and central defender Silvan Hefti from St Gallen are both interesting the Whites, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post’s report.

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Frey, 24, scored five goals and created one assist in Turkey last season. A former Swiss international, he very much fits the mould of a target man and could be a decent addition to compete with Patrick Bamford and Kemar Roofe.

Hefti is a Switzerland Under-21 international, playing 34 times for his club last season. A no-nonsense central defender, the 21-year-old would be a welcome signing given that Leeds aren’t blessed with too many options at the back.

 

TBR Verdict

Whilst these players have been linked, the report does also suggest that the club’s main focus in the transfer market will be to look domestically for signings again.

The Premier League loan market could be utilised once more and that could bode well for them re-signing Harrison. It seems unthinkable that Leeds will splash out the £20 million that City want following their failure to win promotion.

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Frey and Hefti would be unknown quantities. Leeds have had some success with unknown players previously but that shouldn’t stop them treading carefully.

After narrowly missing out on promotion, the Whites will want to make a good fist of it next season. What they don’t want to risk is stockpiling the squad with players who aren’t up to scratch for the Championship.

The transfer window looks set to be a busy one at Elland Road.

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