Leeds transfers: Done deals, who could sign and leave in the January transfer window?
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Leeds United have had a decent start to life in the Premier League this season, and don’t appear to be in any danger of relegation at the halfway stage. Will Marcelo Bielsa be tempted to dip into the transfer market and push for a European spot in the league table?
Leeds sit happily in mid-table at the start of the January transfer window.
Bielsa’s side have entertained the top flight with some thrilling ties throughout the campaign.
The Whites stunned Newcastle United in a 5-2 victory last month, but were also on the receiving end of a 6-2 defeat to Manchester United.
With a particularly congested Premier League table, Leeds still have a chance of sealing a Europa League place for next season, but will dipping into the transfer market boost their chances?
“Our team gives a great importance to the offensive game,” said Bielsa, at the end of 2020.
“The club has made important investments to improve our offensive game, by incorporating Raphinha and Rodrigo.
“We’ve managed to keep Helder Costa and Jack Harrison, also Patrick Bamford is scoring regularly.
“The club has also invested in the defensive part, which is also needed to attack. They’re important investments which allow the team to grow.”
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Leeds transfer news – January done deals
Ryan Edmondson (Aberdeen, End of loan)
Leeds transfer news – who could they sign?
Julian Draxler, Paris Saint-Germain
Leeds were reportedly already in transfer talks with Julian Draxler during the summer, and look set to reignite their interest.
The German is out of contract at the end of the season, and PSG could agree to sell the midfielder to avoid losing him on a free transfer.
Lucas Vazquez, Real Madrid
Leeds are reportedly interested in signing Real Madrid star Lucas Vazquez.
The board have already discussed the possibility of signing the midfielder this month, according to the Daily Mail.
Leeds transfer news – who could leave?
Tyler Roberts, loan
Striker Tyler Roberts has struggled for game time this season, and didn’t even make the matchday squad to face Tottenham at the start of the month.
Roberts has played second fiddle to Patrick Bamford, but he may finally seek some first-team football.
Adam Forshaw, loan
Leeds are willing to let Adam Forshaw leave Elland Road on loan in January, according to Football Insider.
Forshaw has struggled with injuries over the past 18 months, and hasn’t featured for Leeds this season.
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