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Leeds should move for Tomas Kalas following defensive injuries

Leeds should move for Tomas Kalas following defensive injuries

With the loan window still open for English Football League clubs, Leeds could well still dip into the market to help bolster the squad.

Although Marcelo Bielsa has played down the need for any more defenders, the Argentinian also admitted that errors cost Leeds the win against Swansea on Tuesday night.

Liam Hooper was withdrawn in the warmup with an injury while Pontus Jansson wasn’t fit enough to come in to cover.

While not a majorly significant result, the draw may just show Bielsa that relying on such a small squad could prove costly for Leeds over the course of a long and tough Championship season. Jamie Shackleton is too young to rely on as a right-back so early in his career and Luke Ayling is too good a fullback to be shifted inside.

With that in mind, Leeds should be looking at trying to sign Chelsea academy man, Tomas Kalas who has attracted interest from Middlesbrough.

The Breakdown

Much like most Chelsea youngsters at a time, Kalas has found it hard to break into the first-team at the club and has been a part of the club’s army of loan players over the years.

However, during his one spell with Middlesbrough and two with Chelsea, the Swede showcased that he is a more than capable defender.

Able to play out from the back he could fit straight into Bielsa’s team that prides itself on being able to build attacks from the base of the team.

While Bielsa seems content with his squad, he should seriously consider a loan move for the 25-year-old.

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