Leeds United have been on inspired form over the opening 20 games of the season and, unlike in previous campaigns, are showing no signs of slowing down.
Marcelo Bielsa has done a wonderful job of building a squad that is both incredibly industrious but also technically very gifted.
The result has been some of the most impressive football the Whites have played, almost certainly the most impressive since their relegation from the Premier League 14 years ago.
They currently occupy second place with a four-point cushion between themselves and West Bromwich Albion in third, but it remains incredibly tight throughout the top eight teams.
January, therefore, could be the most important transfer window the Championship has ever seen with a host of clubs looking to steal a march on their rivals.
For Leeds, a goalkeeper appears to be the main priority with the young and still relatively inexperienced Bailey Peacock-Farrell now their only senior option after Jamal Blackman’s leg-break.
It looked like their man would be Newcastle United’s Freddie Woodman, but with Karl Darlow picking up an injury this move now looks dead.
But they need not panic. Here are three alternatives Leeds should move for…