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Leeds United must take advantage of Olympiakos woes and sign Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe

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Leeds United must take advantage of Olympiakos woes and sign Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe

The Belgian is set to be sold by Olympiakos in the summer after a season of turmoil.

Leeds United need to make wholesale changes to their first-team fold this summer after a season that will always be remembered for the second-half capitulation. Leeds, who also replaced manager Thomas Christiansen with Paul Heckingbottom in January, have simply gone off the boil since the turn of the year and changes are expected in the summer.

One area that needs to be improved is the centre of midfield. Leeds have struggled in the position this season. Eunan O’Kane has not improved whilst Kalvin Phillips and Ronaldo Vieira remain young and are growing. Adam Forshaw has not made a massive impact since his arrival from Middlesbrough whilst Vurnon Anita has not looked the same player that was at Newcastle United.

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There will, of course, be a long list of names linked with Leeds in the weeks and months to come. One man they should certainly take into consideration is Belgian midfielder Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe.

Now whilst times are hard at Leeds, things have been even more tumultuous at Odjidja-Ofoe’s current club Olympiakos.

Trailing in the hunt for the Greek title their owner Evangelos Marinakis, also in charge at Nottingham Forest, sent the players away on holiday and fined them. One player who has now been told he has no future in Piraeus is the 29-year-old – who is former team-mates with current Leeds man Laurens De Bock.

Leeds would be wise to bring him back to Yorkshire, where he spent time on loan at Rotherham United from Norwich City in 2015.

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He left Norwich for Legia Warsaw in August 2016 and went on to be crowned the Polish League’s Player of the Season after an excellent campaign – during which he also scored against Real Madrid.

Leeds could certainly do with such an illustrious talent. Energetic, dangerous in front of goal and inspirational, just two seasons ago he was thriving in Warsaw and in the Champions League.

The turmoil in Greece has been a shame for the player, but he is still an excellent talent.

Olympiakos will be looking to sell him cheap and plenty of teams in England will be taking a look at the player, who has six caps for the Belgian national team.

Leeds United should muscle their way to the front of the queue as he could be the solution to many of their midfield woes.

Mathew Nash

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Previously spent five years writing for HITC Sport. Everton fan for my sins.

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