Leeds United now set to take major transfer gamble with young signings plan
Leeds United are set to take a major transfer gamble by signing players between the ages of 20 and 24 this summer, according to i News.
The source have reported on their website that Jesse Marsch will follow the Red Bull transfer method of bringing in younger players, rather than those older and on bigger wages.
It is suggested five more transfers could take place, with Junior Adamu, Ben Brereton-Diaz, Morgan Gibbs-White, Florian Grillitsch and Takumi Minamino all mentioned.
It is clear that there is still much work to do at Elland Road.
Bringing in these five payers would surely much depend on Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha leaving the club, with heavy priority put on attackers and midfielders in this list.
Marc Roca is on the verge of becoming signing number three alongside Rasmus Kristensen and Brenden Aaronson, as Victor Orta continues his transfer blitz this week.
It is an interesting strategy to take, with many of the players being linked or already arrived having little-to-no Premier League experience in their careers.
Minamino and Gibbs-White are the only two in that list of five potential incomings who have played in England’s top-flight, and that can easily backfire.
It can also bring great success, with Brentford an example of bringing in younger players with little English experience that turn into shrewd additions that can be sold on for profit.
Marsch has seen it first-hand at RB Salzburg and Leipzig just how successful this model can be, but this is the first real example of it happening at Elland Road.
Orta is clearly on board given that he has started this summer in overdrive with deals already done and numerous moves already in the pipeline.
This is one to watch as we progress into the window in the coming months.