Leeds United looking at up to five new recruits in the summer


Leeds United blew Southampton out of the water last night, scoring three times in the second-half to record their 11th Premier League victory of the season.

The result moved the Elland Road outfit into the top-half of the table, and they are all but guaranteed another season in the top-flight after picking up 35 points with 13 games left.

Leeds are already preparing for next season and will be looking to make some additions to their squad in the summer.

Chairman Andrea Radrizzani wants the club to emerge from a “Championship skin” window after window, and according to The Athletic’s Phil Hay, the Whites are understood to be looking at up to five new recruits in the next transfer window.

Leeds want to move on to some extent from a small section of the squad who pulled them out of the Championship, and gradual changes are expected going forward.

Only four players were added to the first-team last summer as head coach Marcelo Bielsa retained the core of his squad, but more additions are expected in the summer as the club look to establish themselves as contenders for Europe.

Veteran midfielder Pablo Hernandez is expected to leave at the end of his contract in 2022, while the duo of Helder Costa and Tyler Roberts are also at risk of being moved on given their struggles for consistency since promotion.

A midfielder capable of providing quality cover for Kalvin Phillips is expected to be signed, and a left-back is also on their radar.

Leeds are reportedly genuinely interested in Brest left-back Romain Perraud and will consider tabling a formal offer for him once the season ends.

Landing a forward capable of playing as a number 9 and a new defender would also come in handy at Elland Road, and it will be interesting to see who director of football Victor Orta and Bielsa bring in.

In other news, Phil Hay has shared details of summer transfer plans talks between Orta and Leeds.

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