The Breakdown

Forget strikers, Bielsa needs to land Leeds United their smartest transfer bargain in years

The Marco Bielsa era has begun and Leeds fans in the Tavern are excited to see who the Argentinian manager will bring on board. 

Although Bielsa announced in his press conference yesterday that there won’t be many new faces coming in, the Yorkshire club need some reinforcements in the team in order to push on from their 13th place finish last season. The club are reportedly interested in a forward and have been linked (in the Sun via Football Insider) with Derby striker Matej Vydra and Aston Villa’s on-loan striker, Lewis Grabban.

At the back, however, Leeds conceded 64 goals and could do with some experience and leadership at the back. One player who is available and would fit the bill is former Premier League winner, Robert Huth.

The German centre-back has been released by Leicester, with whom he won the league with in 2016 and could add some vital Premier League experience to push Leeds back into the Premier League at long last.

At 33-years-old and turning 34 in August,  Huth would be on the tail end of his career. However, the former Chelsea man wouldn’t need to play every game and would add some vital depth behind Pontus Jansson and Liam Cooper.

The German centre-back would need to take a pay cut to join the Championship side but with 322 appearances in England’s top flight and three Premier League titles under his belt, Huth would definitely add something to Leed’s backline. Huth did endure some injury problems during his final season at Leicester City and hasn’t played since last May due to foot and ankle issues but if Leeds can get him fit again, he would be a great signing for Bielsa.

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