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Introducing: Gyasi Zardes as the man Leeds need if they are in the Premier League next season

Introducing: Gyasi Zardes as the man Leeds need if they are in the Premier League next season

Should things carry on as they went in the first part of the season, Leeds United will certainly be in the promotion picture come towards the end of the campaign.

Marcelo Bielsa has worked wonders at Elland Road since arriving in the summer – given the fact that he has a rather small squad to work with.

The Argentine managed to offload a number of players in the summer and has been keen to see a few more leave this winter as well.

Not only has he had a reduced squad, but Bielsa has also managed to keep his Leeds side at the summit, or within touching distance, of the Championship despite the number of injuries and suspensions they have had.

However, should they win promotion to next year’s Premier League, they will need to spend big and bring some new talent to Elland Road.

Gysai Zardes could be an excellent addition for the Whites to consider in the summer, should he still be available.

The 27-year-old has been tearing the MLS apart with his performances for Columbus Crew over the past 12 months.

The United States of America international hit an impressive 20 goals in his 36 appearances making him an extremely attractive option for a number of clubs.

Leeds have been linked with a move for him recently, via TeamTALK, however, a swoop for him would likely be in the summer.

Zardes would give Bielsa an incredible amount of depth in his attacking ranks, as he would be able to play anywhere across the frontline, including as a main striker.

Although Kemar Roofe has been performing well in the Championship, with Patrick Bamford looking to make an impact as well, adding the 27-year-old would only bolster their attack further.

However, with six months still to go before the summer, they could miss out on Zardes, given how much quality he has.

Leeds fans – thoughts?

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