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24-year-old flop out, PL wonderkid in: Leeds United’s dream 18/19 attack under Bielsa

Leeds United’s summer has been a rather frustrating one for the supporters so far, and recent reports suggest they could be set to face another crushing blow in the transfer market. 

Reports in recent days had hinted that Leeds were in the running to secure the signing of Florian Jozefzoon from Brentford following an impressive campaign in the Championship from the Ajax academy graduate.

However, after suffering plenty of setbacks already this summer, it appears that the Whites are on the cusp of missing out on another key target.

According to a report from the Derby Telegraph, Jozefzoon has chosen to sign for Derby County over Leeds and will undergo a medical before signing a 4-year deal at Pride Park.

Jozefzoon’s decision will arrive as a disappointment to Bielsa, but there are plenty of players on the market who the Argentinian could target instead this summer.

Time is running out for Bielsa to add significant quality to his ranks before the new season gets underway, so he must be decisive with his decision making in the coming days now that Jozefzoon appears to have turned down a move to Elland Road.

Bielsa will need to step up his pursuit of an exciting wide player to provide spark on the flanks, and he will also need to land a new centre-forward with a prolific record if he wishes to have any realistic expectation of mounting a promotion challenge.

With that in mind, here’s what Leeds’ promotion-chasing attack could look like by the start of the new season…

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