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Bielsa could make Bradley Dack his ideal enganche for Leeds United

Bielsa could make Bradley Dack his ideal enganche for Leeds United

It has been a frustrating window so far for Leeds United fans. They will want to see their club spark into action and bring some talent through the door. 

After a sub-par season last season, meticulous Argentine Marcelo Bielsa has been appointed as boss. His attention to detail and unique tactical approach have brought intense speculation on the West Yorkshire outfit. However, the lack of action on the transfer front has been disappointing.

Particularly considering the style of play Bielsa likely plans to employ, the lack of transfer activity is highly surprising. Bielsa mostly always employs a 3-3-1-3 formation, featuring an enganche between the midfield and attack. Whether the Argentine himself believes his current squad are capable of playing this system is doubtful. The former Marseille manager likes his players to be versatile, tactically aware and highly energetic. Whether this system will work with Championship standard players is questionable.

With that the case, Leeds should break the bank to sign Blackburn Rovers player Bradley Dack. The former Gillingham man is rated at £1m by Transfermarkt.

Attacking midfielder Dack would be perfect for the Enganche role Bielsa likes to employ, due to his high energy and game intelligence. Bradley Dack was undoubtedly the key man in Blackburn’s promotion winning League One season last time out, the 24-year-old netting 16 League goals from midfield.

There is very little the London-born player can’t do on a football pitch. A positive player who always looks to play forward, Dack would be perfect to sit in the hole between midfield and attack and dictate play. Quick in the pass, he would certainly get Bielsa’s team on the move. Long shots are another key element of Dack’s game, and the statistics show he knows where the net is.

With Dack being such a crucial player to Blackburn Rovers, it would be difficult for Leeds United to prize Rovers star man away from Ewood Park. They should drop everything and go after Dack, who could transform Leeds from a mid-table side to a side competing right at the top of the table.

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