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Leeds United winger Mallik Wilks needs to impress in pre-season as Marcelo Bielsa eyes winger reinforcements

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Leeds United winger Mallik Wilks needs to impress in pre-season as Marcelo Bielsa eyes winger reinforcements

Mallik Wilks spent last season on loan at Doncaster.

With the transfer window now open, Leeds United have been linked with a number of wingers. Jack Harrison’s loan spell has expired so Marcelo Bielsa is looking at new wingers.

According to The Sun, Leeds want Wolves star Helder Costa. The Daily Record reports that Liverpool’s Ryan Kent is a target. And The Sun (via HITC) claims Harry Wilson is on Leeds’ radar.

These are just three names linked with Leeds. It is clear that Bielsa wants a new winger this summer. But is the perfect solution right in front of him?

Ahead of the 2019/20 season, Mallik Wilks will return from his profitable loan spell with Doncaster Rovers. And Wilks has the perfect chance to prove he is first-team ready.

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The 20-year-old had an impressive campaign at the Keepmoat Stadium. In 55 games, he racked up a tally of 16 goals and 12 assists. Operating on the right flank, he caused constant problems.

 

Wilks demonstrated his pace, skill, strength and direct approach. The left-footed winger was deadly when cutting inside from the right wing and he looks ready for Championship action.

But with Bielsa lining up moves for wingers, Wilks needs to impress in pre-season. It could be a make-or-break period in his Leeds career with places up for grabs.

If Wilks can catch Bielsa’s eye in pre-season, he could save Leeds millions in the transfer market. And he could be the man to lead next season’s promotion charge.

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