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Leeds United: Simply must act fast to snatch Luca Connell from Bolton

Leeds United: Simply must act fast to snatch Luca Connell from Bolton

Leeds are looking to re-establish themselves as one of the country’s top teams, and ensuring they have the best youth talent will be important to achieving that. That’s why need to snap up Luca Connell this summer.

The Sun have reported that Leeds, Wolves and Tottenham all had scouts present at Bolton’s 4-0 defeat to Derby on Saturday. As widely known, his club’s truly a state at the moment but he’s been one of very few shining lights at the University of Bolton Stadium this season.

His contract runs out at the end of this campaign, and with the club seemingly relegation bound, it doesn’t look like he’ll be signing a new one. He’s only 17, but that should send a message to Leeds that they need to turn their interest into an approach pretty swiftly.

He was initially used as a left-back, when he first broke through, but now it seems he’s more effective in the centre of midfield. We all know how much Marcelo Bielsa loves a packed midfield, so a move to Elland Road next season move could be perfect for both parties.

Southampton and Brighton had bids rejected in January for the Liverpool-born youngster, according to the Sun, but a move in summer is now increasingly likely. A Premier League move would be preferable, and so promotion would put the Whites in the driving seat, considering their attacking style too.

Leeds need to be making these types of signings if they’re to re-establish themselves in the Premier League. They need to have a constant flow of talent coming through to avoid becoming a yo-yo club when they do finally reach the top division again.

Thorp Arch has produced an awful lot of talented youngsters over the years but pairing them up with another wonderkid would only add to the excitement at Elland Road.

Leeds fans, who do you want to see Marcelo Bielsa sign if Leeds are promoted this season? Join the discussion by commenting below…

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