It is fair to say Leeds United’s squad is in need of an overhaul. After an excellent campaign last season, the club have gone backwards on the pitch seeing them sit 12th in the table.
Here are five players Leeds should sign this summer:
It is imperative Leeds bring in a new keeper this summer. Replacing Rob Green with Felix Wiedwald has turned out to be a disastrous decision, with the German keeper making the most errors leading to a goal in the entire division. Darlow was a key cog in Newcastle’s promotion last season and given that he is now second choice, he could be available in the summer.
Brownhill has been linked with Leeds on a number of occasions over the last few weeks. The midfielder was apart of Paul Heckingbottom’s Barnsley side which won the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and League One play offs in 2016. The 22-year old is now established in the Bristol City side and he would add some much-needed quality in the Leeds midfield.
Another midfielder here, Kayal is an experienced combative midfielder who has a Championship promotion on his CV with Brighton. The former Celtic man is not a regular starter for the Seagulls but would walk into the current Leeds starting midfield. He would almost certainly add some steel into the centre of the park for Leeds, something which they are badly lacking right now.
Brighton striker Tomer Hemed is another player who would certainly be an upgrade on the current options Leeds have. Pierre Michel-Lasogga is a decent goalscorer, but does not offer much in terms of link up play and his huge wages mean a permanent deal is unlikely. Hemed is behind a number of players in the pecking order at Brighton and has proved in recent years that he is a very capable second tier striker.
It is impossible to not have him as a possible summer signing for Leeds. The Swansea centre back was superb in his season long loan spell at the club last season, but opted to stay with his parent club in order to fight for Premier League football. Bartley is currently Swansea’s fourth choice centre back and he could be open to a return to Elland Road, where he was adored, in order to find first team football.