By David Woods

16th Dec, 2019 | 12:10pm

MOT View: Rewards for promotion almost unimaginable as Leeds linked with 28-goal hotshot

This season feels like a Sliding Doors one for Leeds United. 

On one side, promotion, investment and a fast-track back to the top table in the Premier League.

On the other, another season in the Championship, but next time without Marcelo Bielsa, Kalvin Phillips and possibly Andrea Radrizzani.

It might sound like we’re being dramatic but that’s what’s at stake this season.

Thankfully, Bielsa’s men have risen to the challenge. Leeds are odds-on to win the Championship. West Brom are close second favourites and Fulham, the next closest side are 50/1. Preston, currently in third, are 100/1.

Leeds are 1/14 to get promoted. You’d have to put £14 on to win £1.

We don’t want to be complacent but Leeds have never had a better chance to get back in the Premier League and it would take a lot for them not to go up now.

And the rewards could be unimaginable.

A recent report said Leeds were on the “brink” of a £120m takeover by PSG owners QSI. Radrizzani has already admitted that he’s considering an offer from them.

He said it could take Leeds up to the same level as Man City.

And a small report in Bleacher Report has highlighted the sort of players Leeds fans could be watching next season.

They said that if Haaland moves to the Premier League, Leeds is the “most likely landing spot” for the prolific striker.

Leeds-born Erling Haaland has been turning heads at Salzburg but said in 2017, “I want to be the best. The dream is to win the Premier League with Leeds.” [Aftenposten]

Athletic journalist Phil Hay said that Leeds had tried to sign him when he went to Salzburg and admitted it is “possible” that he could end up at Elland Road if Marcelo Bielsa leads his men to promotion.

What a coup this would be.

19-year-old Haaland is one of the hottest tickets in Europe at the moment and at just 19 it’s not unfeasible that he could turn out to be the world’s best striker in the future.

He’s scored 28 goals this season, 16 in 14 Bundesliga (Austria) games and eight in six Champions League games, including one against Liverpool.

Bielsa and Haaland in the Premier League? It doesn’t get much better than that.

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