Leeds United are sitting pretty at the top of the Championship table during the international break.
The Whites have made an excellent start to life under Marcelo Bielsa, winning four of their opening six fixtures in the league. No one would have expected the squad to adapt so quickly to the Argentine’s methods, but their superb start has made Leeds one of the favourites to be promoted. Despite lumbering to a draw in their last fixture against Middlesbrough, United remain top of the division.
The ex-Bilbao manager was recently named as the Championship Manager of the Month and forward Kemar Roofe was given the Player of the Month award. Bielsa will be hoping to return to winning ways against Millwall following the international break. The former Chile boss has had two weeks to fine-tune his preparation and ensure their unbeaten streak continues.
Despite Roofe’s form in front of goal, Leeds could target another forward in January. Bielsa should return to his former league and sign Nantes striker – Emiliano Sala. Valued at £10.8m by Transfermarkt, the 27-year-old has been in fine form since joining the club from Bordeaux in 2015. Sala netted 12 times and registered four assists last season, the second consecutive year he hit double figures for goals.
His form has continued into the new campaign, netting three goals in four appearances in Ligue 1 so far. Should Leeds continue their form, Sala could be tempted to move to Elland Road. Working with his countryman Bielsa could give him the chance of an Argentina call-up given the Argentine formerly managed the national side.
Sala could help the Whites secure their long-awaited return to England’s top flight.
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