The Premier League is within touching distance for Leeds United right now. If Leeds does get promoted, Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa will be handed a large transfer budget by owner Andrea Radrizzani for the transfer window, as the Whites plan for life in the Premier League.
In this article, we will have a look at some of the players that Leeds United could sign in the summer.
10. Teemu Pukki
Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki has been backed to join Leeds this summer, if the Canaries are relegated. He has had a successful start to life in the Premier League, scoring five goals in his first three games.
Pukki, 29, who came through the ranks of Fc KooTeePee’s youth system, played for several clubs including Celtic and Brondby IF before moving to Carrow Road in 2018.
Pukki has taken his game to the next level and has been the star man for the Canaries. Hence, Bielsa should look to take him on board before the start of the new season.
9. Che Adams
Another forward heavily linked with Leeds United during the January transfer window, Southampton were unwilling to discuss a deal for the striker they signed from Birmingham City in the summer – despite his lack of opportunities and goals in his debut campaign in the top-flight.
Just eight of his 19 Premier League appearances this season have come as a starter and he’s still awaiting his first goal for the club. However, he netted 22 for Birmingham City in the Championship last season and remains highly rated.
8. Andre Gray
Leeds United will intensify their search for a striker in the coming weeks and they could hit the jackpot in the form of a Premier League outcast. Andre Gray has been linked with a move to Elland Road, according to the Evening Standard.
The 28-year-old may consider his future at the end of the Hornets’ current campaign, as the majority of his opportunities have come as a substitute..
With Leeds likely to gain promotion to the Premier League this season, their wage budget would likely be increased owing to TV revenue, meaning Gray could be a feasible signing.
7. Joe Gelhardt
The Sun’s Alan Nixon says that Leeds United are one of a host of clubs holding an interest in Wigan’s starlet teen striker Joe Gelhardt. He’s made the breakthrough to the first team at the DW Stadium but the Latics will struggle to hold on to him with administration worries eating away at them.