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Leeds United: Victor Orta should set his sights on Benjamin Kololli this summer

Leeds United: Victor Orta should set his sights on Benjamin Kololli this summer - Championship

It has been a tumultuous couple of weeks to be a Leeds United supporter, hasn’t it?

After seeing their side suffer a gut-wrenching defeat in the play-offs to Derby County on May 15th, the Elland Road faithful have every right to be concerned about what the future may hold.

With Marcelo Bielsa still yet to agree an extension to his current deal with Leeds, there is a real possibility that the Yorkshire-based outfit may have to find a replacement for the Argentine this summer.

However, regardless of who is in charge of the Whites next season, it is clear that in order to launch a sustained push for promotion, director of football Victor Orta will have to get his recruitment spot on in the transfer window.

Although the Spaniard can be credited for bringing the likes of Mateusz Klich and Ezgjan Alioski to the club, it is imperative that he doesn’t take his eye off the ball over the coming months as if he does, it could result in the Whites struggling to compete next year.

Therefore, with the pressure definitely on Orta to deliver, he should consider sanctioning a move for one of the most exciting players in Swiss football.

According to Football Insider, Leeds are reportedly one of a number of clubs who are keeping tabs on FC Zurich winger Benjamin Kololli.

An incredibly talented player, the £2.48m-rated ace (via Transfermarkt) enjoyed a hugely impressive 2018/19 campaign for Stadtclub as he fired in 14 goals in all competitions whilst also providing eight assists for his team-mates.

Having lit up the Europa League with his performances for Zurich earlier this year, Kololli could prove to be as effective for Leeds as Alioski has been since the Macedonian joined the club in 2017.

By looking towards his fellow winger for inspiration, it would not be at all surprising if the 27-year-old ends up causing havoc in the Championship as he has all the ingredients needed to thrive at this particular level of football.

However, with both Brentford and Sheffield Wednesday providing competition to Leeds for the services of Kololli, they must act quickly if they are to convince to make the switch to Elland Road.

What do you think Whites fans? Would you welcome a move for Kololli this summer? How would you rate Orta’s recruitment over the past two years? Let us know below.

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