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Steve McClaren felt Leeds United target Luke Freeman was ready for Elland Road test

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Steve McClaren felt Leeds United target Luke Freeman was ready for Elland Road test

Leeds United are being linked with the QPR midfielder this week.

Leeds United are interested in the signature of Luke Freeman, according to reports. London Football News is suggesting that Leeds are ready to make a bid for the QPR player of the season in the weeks to come.

Leeds fans will undoubtedly want to see him at Elland Road, after witnessing his ability in action last season. QPR defeated Leeds at Loftus Road in January in one of the London side’s best performances of the season.

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Freeman pulled the strings in that game and as quoted by West London Sport, then QPR boss Steve McClaren made it clear that he could play under Marcelo Bielsa’s tutelage with ease.


“When you’re looking for leadership and looking for people to have courage and take the ball, he’s got all that.

“He’s someone who can play at the top of the Championship, could play in that Leeds team and could play in the Premier League, so we’re delighted to have him here.”


Of course, whether Leeds fans give McClaren’s opinion much credence is up for debate.

 

But Freeman certainly looks like the sort of player Leeds need to improve their side.

He has bags of Championship experience from his time with QPR and Bristol City and plays in a role where Leeds found themselves short toward the end of last season.

Freeman could easily replace the outcasted Samuel Saiz whilst also providing an alternative to both Pablo Hernandez and Mateusz Klich, whose form dipped in the final weeks of the campaign.

Hopefully, Leeds will test out McClaren’s theory.

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