Leeds sit top of the table following their draw with Millwall and as it stands, they’re a point ahead of Brentford, Bristol City, and Middlesbrough. Despite leading the Championship, with Marcelo Bielsa at the helm, Leeds should be looking to target talent from the manager’s homeland in January.
As it stands, Leeds don’t have any players from Argentina and in the past haven’t had a strong history with the country aside from fan favourite Luciano Beccchio. However, with Bielsa such a prominent figure in Argentina, Leeds could well pull off a coup or two this January.
The Yorkshire club, will need some reinforcements come January as they look to continue their promotion push. In midfield especially, Leeds could do with some player to backup the likes of Kalvin Phillips and Samu Saiz.
With that in mind, here are two players that Leeds should target in 2019.
Kalvin Phillips has been one of the most surprising players for Leeds this season. The academy graduate has been a solid force at the back for the Whites this season but aside from him, Bielsa only has Adam Forshaw who can play in the position. While he may be 32, it might be worth trying to tempt Enzo Perez to the club in January.
The 32-year-old returned to his homeland last year, following three years at Valencia. Since then, he has been a solid presence in midfield for River Plate and could well be a quality addition to Bielsa’s promotion-chasing side.
Valued at £2.25 million, Perez’s arrival could be a shrewd piece of business by Leeds.
A name that most football fans will know, Eduardo Salvio has never quite lived up to the potential that attracted Atletico Madrid to signing him in 2010.
Despite failing to fulfil his potential, the 28-year-old has spent the last few seasons with Benfica and is starting to perform to the level many thought he would. Last year he scored nine goals in 26 league games for the Portuguese giants and has started this season well scoring one in three while also bagging two assists.
It may seem like a fairly ambitious move but with his contract due to run out next year, it may be one that Bielsa might be able to pull off.