Leeds United’s summer transfer business is finally picking up after a quiet summer so far.
Just over a month ago, Leeds announced that former Argentina manager, Marcelo Bielsa, would replace Paul Heckingbottom in the dugout at Elland Road. Leeds fans got a first taste of what next season could entail during a 2-1 win over Forest Green Rovers in pre-season. Since then, the Whites are yet to taste victory after draws against York and Southend followed by defeats against Oxford and Guiseley.
It’s clear that Leeds need to strengthen during the summer window. With just two weeks remaining until the window slams shut, time is running out to complete their business. Only two signings have joined thus far with Lewis Baker and Jamal Blackman arriving on loan from Chelsea.
Bielsa should return to Stamford Bridge and attempt to lure Charly Musonda to Elland Road. Valued at £4.5m by Transfermarkt, the Belgian forward endured a dismal 2017/18 campaign. His loan spell at Celtic was cut short, and he played just 35 minutes of Premier League football after returning to his parent club.
Chelsea are eager to avoid the same mistake and want to ensure Musonda receives first-team football if he leaves on loan. Leeds could offer the 21-year-old the perfect platform to express himself. With bags of pace and trickery, the ex-Anderlecht youngster could be a huge hit in the Championship.
With a point to prove, Leeds could pick up one of the signings of the summer.
Leeds United fans, thoughts?