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Leeds’ latest stance should be a massive warning sign to the rest of the Championship: Opinion

Leeds’ latest stance should be a massive warning sign to the rest of the Championship: Opinion

Leeds United will look to put the disappointment of last season behind them following their play-off final loss to Derby County.

Marcelo Bielsa’s decision to stay with the club is something which should be viewed as a massive positive for the Whites, and the Argentinian will be hoping to go one better and win promotion next year.

To do so though, the club must move to bring in new players, while also keeping hold of some their more talented players who sit within the squad at the moment.

That’s why we here in the Tavern feel that the club’s latest stance in terms of interest in Jack Clarke and Kalvin Phillips is a refreshing update for the Elland Road faithful, but should also be viewed as a warning shot to the rest of the Championship.

We say this as it could have been so easy for the club to fold and sell some of it’s better players with the hope of cashing in big sums of money and bringing in cheaper replacements. However, it doesn’t look like Leeds are going to be taking that route.

This is a worry for the rest of the Championship really, who sat back and watched Leeds deliver some brilliant displays last season full of energy and with the likes of Phillips at the heart of proceedings.

Indeed, for Phillips in particular it is tremendous news, as so much that Bielsa sets his team out to do seems to revolve around the young midfielder.

While Jack Clarke might not be a first XI regular at the moment, he has featured prominently off the bench, and you would assume going into next season he will be given even more opportunities by Bielsa and the coaching team at Elland Road.

Leeds will surely only go out and add more quality to the ranks, which, coupled with keeping the likes of Clarke and Phillips, bodes extremely well for the Whites in their pursuit of success.

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