By Beck Pascal

20th Jun, 2022 | 12:30pm

Five key Leeds United players futures under threat ahead of 2022/23

As many as five senior Leeds United players’ futures could be under threat in the midst of an increasingly busy summer transfer window, according to Leeds Live

Jesse Marsch will have his sights set on completely transforming the Whites’ team ahead of the 2022/23 season after their close shave with relegation in 2021/22. 

A plethora of injuries and covid cases throughout the season highlighted several flaws in the squad that needed to be improved on. 

Victor Orta has made a great start to the window with three impressive signings in Brenden Aaronson, Rasmus Kristensen and most recently Marc Roca. 

With the business not said to be done yet, a host of key Leeds players are at risk including Rodrigo, Mateusz Klich, Adam Forshaw and vice-captain Luke Ayling.

Youngster Cody Drameh has been tipped to go back out on loan again if he fails to impress Marsch enough to rise up the pecking order. 

Succession. 

Most Leeds fans knew these days were coming and last season’s nightmare has somewhat eased the transition that is currently unfolding. 

It was always going to be a sad day when players that will go down in the club’s history eventually leave and how much of an important role they have played in getting them back to the Premier League cannot be forgotten.

At some point, though, all good things come to an end and this might be the time for several players. 

The truth is last season wasn’t good enough and the players on that list could all be improved on. There is obviously sentimental attachment to these players but football is a business and it certainly isn’t worth getting relegated for the sentiment. 

It is time for better, younger and hungrier players to come in and take Marsch’s team to the next level because the last thing these legends need is their achievements to be ruined through relegation.

In other Leeds United news, Chris Sutton has teared Leeds to shreds, sharing a major transfer view after a recent “disaster”.