It was recently reported that Leeds United’s Pascal Struijk is attracting interest and Frank McAvennie believes that the club need to make a statement by keeping the player.
What McAvennie had to say about Struijk
Discussing the possibility of Leeds selling key players, McAvennie told Football Insider: “I think the manager will have spoken to the owners and the people in charge at Leeds. Leeds are not a team that’s going to be a selling team – they’re such a big name. I don’t think that’s what Bielsa would want, he wouldn’t want to be part of that – a selling club.
“Everybody’s for sale at the right price but they should be looking to buy players from Leicester and not the other way round. I know Leicester are near the top of the Premier League but Leeds are such a big club.”
Leeds are in a great position
The clubs who are reportedly interested in the £2.25m-valued (Transfermarkt) defender are Napoli and fellow Premier League side Leicester City. Despite these two sides being ones who battle in Europe, McAvennie is right when he says the club don’t need to sell. They are already battling for top half in their first season back in the division (SofaScore). They also have a big history and the signings of players like Rodrigo emphasise they have the pull to bring European stars to the club.
They also have a great manager in Bielsa. The Argentinian was nominated for ‘the best’ FIFA men’s coach, emphasising the quality of manager Leeds have and it was a great achievement to get him at the club in the first place.
Hopefully the Whites listen to the manager and keep their vital assets – if they get their transfers in the summer right, then they could be in a great position to push on and be a big factor in the top flight once again.
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