By Mark Smith

15th Nov, 2021 | 7:45am

Leeds could look for more experienced players in transfer windows to come - Phil Hay

Leeds United could be looking for more experienced players in transfer windows to come, according to Phil Hay.

Analysing the ages of the current squad, players such as Rodrigo were deemed to have passed their peak potential.

Given the amount of youth coming through, Hay suggested that players later in their twenties could be targeted to plug any potential gaps created in the near-future.

Writing in his latest piece for The Athletic, Hay shared what the Whites could be looking for in upcoming transfer windows.

“Leeds could find, however, that the next few transfer windows call for signings in the middle ground to ensure that the exit of any veterans does not leave them lacking in experience and nous,” he wrote.

“The wider reaches of Bielsa’s resources, while showing ample promise, are undeniably raw.”

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There doesn’t appear to be much of a middle ground at Elland Road.

You are either an experienced mainstay in the first-team, or you are a promising young talent who occasionally gets on the bench.

Given Marcelo Bielsa loves to run with a smaller squad, our bench is never really packed with any experience to bring into games.

Could the signing of two to three players with experience around the age of 25 help the current squad? It is very much possible given the high intensity of the Premier League.

Put it this way, despite pulling up trees, it looks as though Joe Gelhardt isn’t trusted for more than 15 minutes off the bench here and there, so why isn’t a more experienced backup striker being targeted?

Hay is right to suggest that a change in strategy could help, whether that will happen? Time will tell.

In other Leeds United news, Paul Merson has dropped a huge transfer claim on one Whites star with an imminent exit on the cards