By Mark Smith

12th Mar, 2020 | 3:30pm

Michael Brown makes Leeds transfer comparison with Sheffield United in PL: 'Why not...'

Michael Brown has predicted that Leeds United could follow the transfer mould of Sheffield United if they were promoted to the Premier League.

The former Whites midfielder claimed that Victor Orta and Andrea Radrizzani won’t need to spend huge amounts of money to compete in the top-flight.

Aston Villa and Fulham have both recently spent over £100million after promotion, with the Cottagers relegated and Villa on their way towards the same fate as it stands.

Brown admitted that Leeds can use that as motivation to add some fresh faces but without the financial constraints that could go along with it.

“You look at Sheffield United and the job they’ve done,” he told Football Insider.

“They’ve got some improvements and signing some players. But the bulk of the squad have gone and done it. So why not Leeds United?”

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You could go against that by using Norwich as an example though, with the Canaries having not spent a large amount, but are struggling at the very bottom of the top-flight.

It is very hard to suggest which is the best method to use when promoted to the Premier League – if Leeds do finally get to the top flight.

Sheffield United recently came up against Norwich, and looking at their squad proves that they haven’t changed much. Both sides only used one summer signing, and a familiar face in Billy Sharp scored the winner.

Leeds already have just under £50million in obligations to buy in the loan moves for the likes of Jean-Kevin Augustin, Helder Costa, Jack Harrison and Illan Meslier.

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