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Audacious swoop on England international would help Bielsa recreate Bilbao success with Leeds

Leeds United fans in the Transfer Tavern are over the moon after the club finally found a replacement for Paul Heckingbottom.

Former Argentina and Chile manager, Marcelo Bielsa, was officially unveiled as the club’s new manager. He arrives with a glowing reputation in world football following managerial spells in France, Italy and Spain. Bielsa was labelled as the “best manager in the world” by Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, back in 2012, so certainly arrives in England with quite the reputation.

The former Athletic Bilbao manager is known for his unconventional tactics and training techniques. At times with Argentina, Bielsa used a 3-3-3-1 formation. During his spell with Bilbao, he found plenty of success with a 4-3-3 system with target man Fernando Llorente spearheading his attack.

A new striker will be a priority in the summer, and a target man could be just what Leeds need. Therefore, they should attempt to lure Liverpool striker, Dominic Solanke, to Elland Road. Valued at £9m by Transfermarkt, the youngster arrived from Chelsea last summer but failed to impress in his debut season.

He made 21 appearances in the Premier League but scored just one goal. The 20-year-old earned a senior England cap back in November and is seen as the future of both club and country. However, with Liverpool surely set to bolster their forward line, a loan move may be the best move for Solanke.

Leeds should be first in line for his services; he fits the mould perfectly to excel under Bielsa. Strong in the air and capable of holding the ball up, Solanke can be the man to fire Leeds to the Premier League.

Leeds fans, thoughts?


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