3. Fabio Carvalho
The Portuguese international plays as a winger or an attacking midfielder for Fulham. He was born in Portugal but represents England national team at the youth level. He recently won EFL Young Player of the Month in August 2021. Carvalho has also reportedly turned down a contract and could be leaving Fulham in January which makes it easy for Leeds to sign him.
Carvalho is a skilful player who has great vision and finishing abilities as well. He can run at the opposition defenders with great pace and cause a serious threat in the opposition box. He is a player who could perform well under Bielsa’s and Leeds philosophies.
2. Ainsley Maitland-Niles
Ainsley Cory Maitland-Niles is a versatile player who mainly plays as a central midfielder but can also play as a full-back or a winger as well. He is an Arsenal player who has been spending most of the time on the bench. Ainsley is a player full of pace and energy. He can be a very good one on one against an attacker and can stop an attack with the help of his good physique, he can also carry a ball with great tenacity.
Maitland-Niles has been linked with an exit from Arsenal and Leeds United might be the best club for the young player right now. It is also a perfect situation for Leeds as well and the club should make the most out of it.
1. John Swift
The Championship club Reading’s midfielder John Swift is a serious target for Leeds in the coming transfer window. The English midfielder has been on the radar for the whites for a long time. In the recent impressive form that he has been, Leeds are seriously looking to lure John Stone to Elland Road. His contract with Reading also doesn’t have a lot of time left. The 26-year-old has played for Chelsea for a short interval of time as he himself is a Chelsea academy graduate and has also played for England U-21.
John Swift is not the most glamorous player and he might not be among the very big names of the sport but he is a promising player who can ignite Leeds midfield and could prove himself to be very useful and exactly what the club needs at the moment. John is a creative player with great movement and passing ability. His ability to create goals as well as scoring them will help the lack of goals Leeds are facing right now.