Leeds United fans will be well aware they have the quality in the middle of the park, just not the depth. If the Whites can just about edge over the line until the end of the campaign they will be in the Premier League come to the start of next season and if so, that midfield depth will certainly need to be enhanced in they are to establish themselves in the division.
Marcelo Bielsa’s current crop of midfielders all have a lot to offer, but if United were to suffer more heavily with injuries in that area next season, they could struggle to maintain the fluidity that they play with in midfield.
To improve that depth needed for the top division of English football, one of the players Victor Orta could look to bring in is Real Sociedad’s, Ruben Pardo. According to El Gol Digital, United are considering a summer move for the 26-year-old who will soon be entering the final year of his contract in Spain.
The move makes complete sense. Given that Pardo is a technically astute midfielder who can read the game wisely and operate effectively in either the box-to-box role or the more creative midfield role, it seems he would be well suited to Bielsa’s style of play.
If the Whites are to go up, in the games that their approach may need to tamed slightly to not leave themselves as open at the back, Pardo would be perfect in this scenario due to his composure on the ball and ability to retain possession when required.
Bringing in such quality will only improve the players around him and the competition will get the best out of the likes of Tyler Roberts and Mateusz Klich which can only benefit Bielsa’s squad and United’s chances if they do make it to the Premier League.
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