By Daniel Feliciano

12th Apr, 2022 | 7:45am

Leeds United will 'almost certainly' sign central midfielder this summer - report

Leeds United will ‘almost certainly’ sign a central midfielder this summer, with the position classed as a ‘main priority’ according to Leeds Live.

The Whites currently have Kalvin Phillips, Adam Forshaw, Mateusz Klich and Robert Koch as their options in the centre of the park under Jesse Marsch.

But Phillips’ future is up in the air and Koch is naturally a central defender, so the Elland Road club are looking to bolster their squad in that area with a permanent signing for the first time in four years.

Marsch is expected to line up in a 4-2-2-2 system next season and names such as James Garner and Boubacar Kamara have been linked, with both fitting the bill perfectly.

While there is no update on any potential pursuits for the players, Leeds Live say they will look to sign ‘at least’ one new midfielder and the position will ‘almost certainly’ be filled this summer.


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Leeds have got a good few positions that need bolstering this summer but central midfield is almost certainly the main position that should be targeted.

Phillips is excellent in the middle of the pitch and it seems more likely that he stays at Elland Road rather than leaves right now, but he needs an adequate partner with the legs to compliment him and the system.

A striker is also necessary to help ease the load and expectation on Patrick Bamford, while a full-back on either side would be ideal too to help Luke Ayling and rid us of Junior Firpo.

It seems as though there is a plan in place for the Whites as the end of the season approaches and with Premier League safety now essentially secured with a nine-point gap, it’s good to see them moving forward.

It’s a huge summer for the club to cement their status as a Premier League club, so the recruitment must be right.

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