Championship

If Leeds United can capitalise on Bielsa factor, they could surely pull off a wonderful coup

It’s another day in the Transfer Tavern for Leeds fans and yes, there’s going to be a few names coming and going this summer. 

Marelco Bielsa is looking to finally take the Lily Whites back to the Holy Grail that is the Premier League. One of the most respected coaches in world football, Bielsa is arguably the biggest name to take over the Yorkshire club for almost two decades. With the demands of a Bielsa system, Leeds will need plenty of creative and attacking talent to go forward this season.

The Breakdown

According to the Sun, Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola will offer Bielsa four academy stars to help his club rebuild. Angus Gunn, Brahim Diaz, Lukas Nmecha and Tosin Adarabioyo will all be offered to the West Yorkshire side. Among those four, Brahim Diaz is one who Leeds should seriously consider bring across the Pennines.

The 18-year-old is highly rated at City’s academy and scored six goals and four assists in 17 appearances last season for the club’s development side. The young Spaniard also managed to play five games for the first-team last year and would benefit greatly from a year away in the Championship under such a progressive coach.

Leeds struggled for goals last year and bringing in the 18-year-old attacker would increase the number of options Bielsa has to increase his attacking output.

While there is slight chance that Diaz could break into the first-team for City next season, sending him away for a year in the Championship would benefit his development massively.

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