After suffering heartbreak in the Championship play-offs on Wednesday, Leeds United will almost certainly have to alter their plans for the upcoming transfer window.
Having been in a fantastic position to secure promotion to the Premier League for the majority of the 2018/19 campaign, the Whites would have been targeting players with a proven record of performing against England’s elite club sides.
Yet with the Yorkshire-based outfit now facing another year in the second tier, it is clear that Marcelo Bielsa will have to switch his focus to bringing in players who have the potential to thrive at that particular level.
Therefore, it is is of little surprise that the Whites are being linked with one of the most exciting young talents in League Two.
According to Football Insider (as quoted by Leeds Live), Bielsa is reportedly interested in signing Forest Green Rovers star Reece Brown whose current deal at The New Lawn runs out next month. Although Leeds would have to pay a compensatory fee for the 23-year-old due to his age, it could prove to be a masterstroke of a transfer if they are willing to take the risk.
An extremely talented player, Brown enjoyed a outstanding year for the Green Devils as his 11 goals and 15 assists helped the club to a fifth place finish in the fourth tier
Yet after witnessing his side fail to overcome Tranmere Rovers in the play-offs earlier this week, the likelihood of the midfielder staying in League Two next season is very slim.
With Brown demonstrating throughout the most recent campaign that he has all the ingredients needed to play at a higher level, he could be turn out to be the perfect replacement for Samuel Saiz who is expected to make a permanent exit from Elland Road this summer.
What do you think Leeds fans? Should Bielsa consider signing Brown when the transfer window opens in July? Or is he not worth the risk? Let us know below.
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