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Three Players Leeds United Should Target To Be Ready For The Gruelling Season

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Subhayan Dutta
Subhayan used to be the Featured Columnist at The 4th Official. Completely immersed in football and almost all other sports on planet.

Leeds United will have a hugely important season next term. While the competent management of Garry Monk has made them realise the way to gain promotion after they missed it by a narrow margin last time, the new takeover of Andrea Radrizzani will also make it sure that they have everything in their arsenal to cope with the gruelling season.

The new manager at the helm, Thomas Christiansen arrives at the back of tremendous hype from Cyprus club APOEL Nicosia, and having a pedigree of La Liga giants Barcelona, a lot of exciting prospects, although unknown, are expected to arrive at Elland Road this summer.

While few names have been linked wth the club, there are only a few areas that need improving in the Whites squad. Here are the 3 players, Leeds could sign-

Mateusz Klich- The FC Twente skipper is one of the top priorities for the Yorkshire club as new manager aims to beef up his midfield. The Polish midfielder, who is adept both in the offence as well as defence, has scored six goals and assisted four times last season.

At 27, he is at his prime and could be a brilliant signing for the Whites given his heavy work rate and superior technique in the congested midfield. Having played with Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg and Dutch side PEC Zwolle before Twente, he has the required experience at this level. Although he isn’t a regular in the Polish national side, he would give everything to be in next year’s World Cup team.

Matt Derbyshire- The fact that the English forward was the first name Christiansen wanted to get in his squad since taking charge of Leeds, makes this player special for sure. At 31, the forward looks to have passed his peak, but his whopping 20 goals in 25 appearances for Cyprus club Omonia Nicosia means he just might few years left in his fuel tank.

In Chris Wood, Leeds have a brilliant forward, and someone like Derbyshire could only improve it for them.

Ezgjan Alioski- Now, this is an exceptional target for the club for sure, given the league he is coming from, but the forward is known to have impressed the manager with his brilliance up front. A right winger by nature, he is immensely versatile all over the ground. Not only can he play the centre forward role, but also as a left-back.

He would be the ideal utility player for the boss. He is at his peak at 25, and has scored a whopping 17 goals and managed 14 assists for Swiss side FC Lugano in all competitions.

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