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Leeds must sign O’Dowda instead of Hastie and James

Leeds must sign O’Dowda instead of Hastie and James

Leeds United have managed to rediscover some form after their disappointing loss against Norwich City, having taken four points from their last two Championship fixtures. 

The Whites have been completely redefined under the guidance of Marcelo Bielsa after a rather disappointing campaign last time round, with promotion to the Premier League being the main aim from here on in.

Interestingly, the Yorkshire club have been linked with a couple of wingers in recent times, as the Whites are believed to still be very interested in signing Daniel James and Leeds reportedly (as per Daily Record) had scouts watching Motherwell youngster Jake Hastie against St Mirren.

Indeed, James has been impressive at Swansea City in the current campaign, with three goals and five assists to his name at this moment in time, while Hastie has made a name for himself in the Scottish Premiership in recent times, having produced four goals and one assist in eight appearances.

However, Leeds should forget about the promising pair and set their sights on a man who was linked (as per Sky Sports reporter Tim Thornton) with a move to Elland Road back in the January transfer window, Callum O’Dowda.

And, the winger may leave Ashton Gate in the summer as it’s understood (as per Bristol Post) that there’s little prospect currently of O’Dowda signing a long-term contract renewal before the end of the season.

The Republic of Ireland international star has established himself as one of the brightest sparks in English football in the current campaign, having produced an impressive four goals and five assists. He hasn’t managed to produce an incredible amount of contributions, but it’s what he does in the build-up to goals that makes him a special player with the ability to get into promising positions and start attacks from deep.

Marcelo Bielsa encourages his wingers to get forward and attack the opposition’s defenders, which is exactly what O’Dowda thrives at and he even managed to cause Wolves lots of problems in the FA Cup recently, so it’s clear to see that he has the ability to cause Premier League teams problems, with the potential to develop into a star too.

What do you think Leeds United fans?

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