By Mark Smith

12th Aug, 2022 | 7:30am

Leeds United could seal bargain £2.5million transfer for Philadelphia Union left-back Kai Wagner

Leeds United are looking to sign Philadelphia Union left-back Kai Wagner in a deal potentially worth only £2.5million, according to the Daily Mail.

The newspaper has reported on its website that the Whites are securing the market for more defensive depth, with Andrea Radrizzani keeping the budget tight.

It is shared that Leeds would like to keep a streamlined squad at Elland Road, and are prepared to sell players in order to bring the likes of Wagner in this summer.

Radrizzani currently making the budget tight makes no sense whatsoever.

Leeds are said to have been in the market for a new left-back and striker for weeks now, yet there has been no real movement on either front.

Different names have started to appear, but they are turning into a list of players who won’t be coming to the club, rather than progress being made.

Bargain.

This is a move that simply has to be done at some stage this month.

Leeds are crying out for a left-back, and have one in the shape of Junior Firpo from senior and under-21 level as things stand at Thorp Arch and Elland Road.

Firpo is still not back from injury and will likely take another two weeks, and with Leif Davis already being sold to Ipswich, Pascal Struijk is having to fill in.

Although playing well, Struijk looked uncomfortable, to say the least against Wolves, and having an out-and-out full-back available would be much better.

At £2.5million, Radrizzani would not have to stretch the pursestrings with Wagner instantly improving the squad available to Marsch moving forward in the Premier League.

No bid looks to have been made yet, but this is certainly one to watch as we enter the final three weeks of the transfer window in West Yorkshire.

In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay has finally responded as transfer talk surrounding Ismaila Sarr goes into overdrive this week