Leeds United are reportedly close to making a number of signings in the coming weeks, one of which will see Jack Harrison join permanently on July 1.
The Lowdown: New signings expected
The Whites were superb in their first season back in the Premier League, finishing ninth in the table and proving to be one of the most entertaining teams in the country.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side cannot afford to rest on their laurels, however, with new players needed to help keep their current momentum going.
The Latest: Key transfer update emerges
According to Football Insider, Leeds will ‘announce multiple new signings’ as early as next week, in what represents an exciting update.
Harrison will join permanently from Manchester City in 7 days time, having spent three years on loan at Elland Road, while a number of Under-18 and Under-23 hopefuls will also come in.
Talks to bring young pair Amari Miller and Darryl Ombang to Thorp Arch are described as ‘advanced’.
The Verdict: Harrison the main bonus
Retaining Harrison’s services for the future is a huge positive for Leeds, with the winger such an important player during Bielsa’s time at the club.
The 24-year-old has scored 18 goals and registered 20 assists in 128 appearances for the Whites and he was his side’s joint-second top scorer in the league last season, netting eight times – Patrick Bamford would cut a very isolated figure on the Whites’ goalscoring charts without Harrison.
The Citizens starlet can continue to thrive out wide in Yorkshire, with Raphinha hopefully staying put and wreaking havoc on the opposite flank, and the capture of some young talents for the academy sides is also very promising.
In other news, Noel Whelan has dropped an interesting verdict on one potential Leeds target. Find out who it is here.
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