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Leeds United Can Land This Influential 10 Goals Midfielder On A Bargain: Should Bielsa Sign Him?

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Ayush Chaurasia
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According to the latest reports from Leeds Live, Leeds United can land one of their next transfer targets for as little as £70,000. League 2 midfielder Reece Brown who plies his trade for Forest Green is going to be out of contract in the summer, and the Whites have been linked with him. It is being suggested that the club would have to pay only £70,000 as a compensation fee to secure the signature of this in form midfielder.

Brown started his footballing journey with Birmingham City, but he failed to make it at the top level with them. Forest Green are currently placed fifth in the League two table, and they are going to fight in the playoffs for a place in the League One next season. Brown has been with them since 2017.

The midfielder has contributed with ten goals and 14 assists from midfield this season, and that is the reason why Leeds United seem interested in him. Other reports have mentioned that the likes of Reading and Bristol City are also keen on Brown’s signature. The same report indicated that if Forest Green moves to League One, then Brown is likely to extend his stay with them.

However, we feel that a move to Leeds United could be tempting as they are currently fighting to move to the Premier League. It is believed that the Whites would look to bolster their squad irrespective of where they finish at the end of this season.

Why Leeds United need a midfielder?

The 23-year-old is an attack-minded midfielder, and the Whites don’t have outright attacking midfielder at their disposal. Samuel Saiz left the club in January, and the Whites didn’t manage to replace him. They have used alternative options like Pablo Hernandez and Tyler Roberts to fill in those roles, but the club would need to add more choices for the next season.

Brown can even play as a central midfielder in a box to box role and even there United lack depth as Adam Forshaw and Mateusz Klich are the only options which Bielsa has at his disposal. Therefore it is no surprise that the club is being linked with midfielders.

Should the Whites sign him?

On the given compensation fee, Leeds United should go all out to get his signature. It’s true that he won’t be able to replicate similar numbers at a higher level, but Brown seems to have that rare talent of making the right decisions in the attacking third. It is more or less a no-risk signing for the club and Brown has the potential to be a decent bet in midfield.

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