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Three players Leeds United must sign before the Championship season starts

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Three players Leeds United must sign before the Championship season starts

Leeds United have been left frustrated in the transfer market so far this summer.

Leeds United fans can look forward to an exciting campaign during 2018/19 under the stewardship of renowned boss Marcelo Bielsa and if he can secure a few stellar signings in the next week or so, the Whites could be in for a solid season.

The West Yorkshire-based outfit weren’t overly impressive during last season and former boss Paul Heckingbottom collected his papers and departed at the end of the season following just four months in charge of the club.

Boasting a ardent fanbase and a picturesque stadium, it is fairly safe to say that the Whites are geared up for a return to the Premier League at some point in the future.

With the new season fast approaching there will be a sense among both supporters and the club’s hierarchy that some new arrivals need to be in place by the time the club kicks a ball in this season’s Championship campaign.

Here, at The Boot Roomwe looked at three players that Leeds should do all they can to sign between now and the big kick off on the 4th August…

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Matej Vydra

The arrival of Jack Marriott at Derby County should pave the way for Czech striker Vydra to finally complete a big money move to Leeds United, as reported in The Sun.

Last term the 26-year-old scored 21 goals for the Rams, although the East Midlands-based club’s failure to win promotion has called for a need to sell some of their top earning stars in order to fund cheaper reinforcements such as Marriott.

There is little to doubt Vydra’s quality when it comes to scoring goals in the Championship and Leeds must do all they can to ensure they secure the services of such a prolific striker.


Patrick Bamford

If Leeds are serious about challenging for automatic promotion this season then they might be wise to secure a little bit more firepower than just the signing of Vydra.

Bamford was the subject of interest from Nottingham Forest earlier in the summer but the Reds were somewhat startled by the £16 million valuation and opted to shop elsewhere instead.

Given that the Whites haven’t exactly done loads of business so far this summer, the hefty bounty on the head of the 24-year-old might not be so distracting to boss Bielsa and a player with his pedigree would certainly be a good addition to the squad.

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Barry Douglas

This is a deal that doesn’t look to be too far away and the Scotsman’s arrival at Elland Road represents a real coup for Leeds United ahead of the 2018/19 campaign.

The 28-year-old has one cap for Scotland and in featuring 42 times for last season’s second tier champions Wolves, he established himself as one of the very best defenders in the Championship.

According to Sky Sports, a deal isn’t very far away and this needs to be the start of a plethora of arrivals in West Yorkshire if Leeds are serious about challenging for promotion to the top flight.

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