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Should Leeds get promoted they must buy higher calibre of player to survive

Should Leeds get promoted they must buy higher calibre of player to survive

Leeds United currently sit 2nd in the Sky Bet Championship, just a single point off leaders Norwich City.

With hopes of promotion still living large – especially after Friday night’s demolition of a previously imperious West Bromwich Albion –  Marcelo Bielsa and the board must be looking at who they can be to survive the Premier League should they get there.

Indeed, considering the might of Leeds United, they will surely be able to bring in a high quality of player. The Whites are undoubtedly one of the biggest teams in England and – if backed by the owners – Biesla could almost certainly make a number of statement signings if Elland Road once again plays host to Premier League football.

With that in mind, here’s a look at a couple of potential options.

Juan Foyth 

Currently at Spurs as an exciting youth prospect, Juan Foyth could be on Leeds’ shopping list come the summer market. It is unlikely that Spurs would do a permanent deal with the Whites but they can be hopeful of a possible loan move for the Argentine after reports linking him with a switch up to Yorkshire emerged in 2018.

Making 7 Premier League appearances, five of which resulted in wins, the 21-year-old centre-back is proving that he has what it takes to become a true Premier League defender in years to come.

The idea of regular football would surely please all parties involved with a potential move, and it is clear that the young defender, already accustomed to life in the Premier League, would be a huge help in top-flight football for Leeds.

Muhamed Besic 

If Middlesbrough are unable to win promotion back to the Premier League, it could be as good a time as any for Leeds to snap up their talented midfielder Muhamed Besic, on loan from Everton.

Indeed, the 26-year-old has experienced time in the Premier League with the Toffees before and would surely be itching at the chance to have another go at the big time.

The Bosnian is currently being used regularly by Tony Pulis, making 26 appearances in the Championship this season, and while being a defensive help within the midfield, he has also chipped in at the other end on occasion, scoring 2 and grabbing 3 assists.

Of course, if Leeds were to want to go in for the midfielder they would highly rely on Middlesbrough failing to gain promotion as they can use Premier League football as the main incentive for the move.

Leeds fans will be wanting their staff to be focusing on getting to the Premier League first, but there will be hope that they have been keeping an eye on players who can help them in the following seasons.

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