By Mark Smith

23rd Mar, 2020 | 7:00pm

Journalist claims Leeds could sign 'phenomenal' PL winger for 'potential steal'

Leeds United will no doubt need a number of new players next season if they earn promotion to the Premier League.

Marcelo Bielsa has transformed the current squad at Elland Road, taking them to the top of the Championship after less than a year in charge in West Yorkshire.

With a number of loan players currently in the squad, there could be some voids left should Leeds not be able to turn those temporary switches into permanent moves.

That could apply to the likes of Jack Harrison, meaning that Victor Orta could be tasked with finding a new winger in the top-flight.

Leeds Live journalist Jonty Colman has named a number of current Premier League players that could be targeted in the summer, and Bournemouth’s Ryan Fraser certainly caught our attention.

“Ryan Fraser had a phenomenal 2018-19 season with the Cherries that saw him heavily linked with a move to Arsenal,” he wrote.

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“Fraser’s contract expires this summer and could be signed on a free, making him a potential steal with 120 Premier League appearances to his name in his last four seasons.”

There is no doubting that Fraser would be a great signing for the Whites, but right now their priority will certainly be with the improving Harrison.

The Manchester City loanee has impressed massively this season in his second campaign at Elland Road, and it has been revealed that Leeds could sign him for a small figure of £8million – something Bielsa seems keen to do [The Athletic].

Comparing the two wingers via WhoScored, Harrison has been much more effective. The 23-year-old has been involved in seven more goals as well as completing more shots on goal and key passes in each game. The Whites ace has also completed nearly five times more dribbles, meaning he has been so much better on the ball.

Fraser could be a great weapon under Bielsa, but Harrison has definitely earned his spot should Leeds turn his move permanent next season.

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