The January transfer window is open and speculation is rife about who Leeds United are going to bring to Elland Road.
It’s looking like a maximum of three new players incoming, with Leeds looking for a winger to replace Jack Clarke, a striker to replace Eddie Nketiah and a goalkeeper to act as stand-in for Illan Meslier if Kiko Casilla is banned.
Leeds were linked with a move for Man City winger Patrick Roberts after his loan move to Norwich was canceled.
Phil Hay had said that Leeds had already identified the winger they wanted to bring in and the idea of bringing in Roberts was an attractive one.
We’ve seen him play for Celtic and were impressed with his form north of the border.
However, things have gone flat for him since and he won’t be coming to Leeds after confirming a move to Championship rivals Middlesbrough on Thursday evening.
— Middlesbrough FC (@Boro) January 2, 2020
He could be a force in the Championship if he can rediscover the form that he had with the Scottish champions.
However, Roberts was always likely to be too ambitious a player for Leeds to bring in. He will be looking for first-team game time after his time at Norwich and we’re looking for a quality player to sit on the bench and act as back-up to Helder Costa and Jack Harrison.
Leeds have also said that their priority is a striker, with Southampton’s Che Adams the name that’s on the lips of Leeds fans.
He would be a massive signing but it’s a big ask to convince him to drop down a division.
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