With one more game left in the season, Leeds could already have their eyes on the summer transfer market.
Not much has been revealed on the clubs summer shopping list, but it highly expected that their will not be a replay of last summers antics, in which 15 players were brought in to bolster the ranks.
Although many have fallen shy of providing exactly what the club needed, some have shone including Alioski, Saiz and Pontus Jansson’s permanent move.
The transition into focusing on brining in better talent along with a projected move towards continuing with a youth recruitment focus could lead Leeds to forbidden yet talented fruit come June.
One player who could be a potential target is Oxford teenager Ryan Ledson.
The young midfielder has made quite the name for himself and has seen links to Newcastle, Brighton and Sheffield over the past year with nothing coming to fruition.
With fresh links to Championship promotion hunters Preston, Leeds could offer the youngster just as enticing an offer to join a midfield of elite young talent.
It is expected that Eunan O’Kane will depart the club in the summer along with the failed Mateusz Klich and this only leaves Adam Forshaw, Kalvin Phillips and Ronaldo Vieira in midfield that predominantly used two each game.
If Leeds are to focus on squad improvement Ledson could be the perfect candidate to add depth along with strength.
Strong on the ball and clever when getting forward, it’s a wonder why Everton let go of the talented man in the middle. The 20-year old already has 65 appearances to his name and is beginning to look like a real prospect for years to come.
If Leeds are to move away from the foreign market quicker than Brexit, it may be best to utilise the league below to fill up the ranks. However, they’ll have to move fast with Preston ready to pull the trigger on a deal for the exciting midfielder.
What’s your opinion? Is Ledson good enough for the first team? Or should Leeds be looking at the other end of the spectrum? Have your say in the comments below.
By Ryan Ingham