Championship

2 Southampton stars Leeds must snap up in January to enhance their promotion credentials

Leeds United supporters have been making a lot of noise in the Transfer Tavern this week after seeing their side ease past Yorkshire rivals Barnsley 2-0 at Oakwell on Saturday to get back to winning ways in the Championship, and at the same time move up to eighth place in the division.

Thomas Christiansen’s men went into their clash with the Tykes off the back of a 4-1 defeat to table-toppers Wolves in midweek, but they regrouped admirably to produce a fine display in South Yorkshire on Saturday. Summer signing Samuel Saiz gave the visitors the lead midway through the first half, and they doubled their advantage before the interval when Ezgjan Alioski, also a summer arrival, bagged his fifth of the campaign in added time to deflate Paul Heckingbottom’s Barnsley, who were unable to mount a fightback in a drab second period.

Thus, there have been many delighted Leeds fans in the Tavern this week, many of whom are getting increasingly encouraged by their side and its potential to finally end their wait for a return to the Premier League, with it 13 years since the Whites were relegated from the top tier of English football.

Yet several of our resident Leeds supporters are aware that further reinforcements may well be needed in January to sustain a promotion push in the second half of the campaign, and Christiansen and the club’s hierarchy could do a lot worse than take a look at Mauricio Pellegrino’s Southampton in a bid to snap up players in the winter window.

And with some Saints stars struggling for first team football and possibly open to a move in the New Year, here are TWO Southampton players Leeds must seek to land when the window reopens in January…

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