Leeds United urged to 'use contacts' to by Sky Sports pundit as Premier League loans mooted
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Paul Robinson has urged Leeds United to copy Vincent Kompany’s Burnely and utilise a blend of youth and experience in their bid to return to the Premier League.
The Whites’ transfer plans are set to be made clearer when the club eventually release their retained list before the end of June.
Robinson feels there’s the “nucleus” of a good squad at Elland Road, but would like the loan market to be utilised.
“There are two ways you can go with it. You can go with experienced Championship players who can get you out of the division – who would know the league and have done it before,” Robinson exclusively told MOT Leeds News.
“Or you use your contacts and scouting network to get loans in from the Premier League. Look at Burnley and the turnover of players there and the average age of that squad and the players he’s brought in on loan by using his network around him.
“There’s a huge argument for that. I think Leeds have the nucleus of a good Championship squad.
“I think a blend of both. A couple of experienced players to go alongside younger additions.”
There promises to be a number of outgoings at Elland Road, with Willy Gnonto, Tyler Adams and Illan Meslier all being linked with exits.
In other Leeds United news, the Whites have been scouting a Championship striker as a cut-price transfer emerges.