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3 alternatives Leeds have to consider after transfer blow

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Leeds United are desperate to bring in wingers this summer to strengthen Marcelo Bielsa’s squad for next season, although Ryan Kent may not be one through the door.

That’s because TEAMtalk have revealed that the 22-year-old has stated that he doesn’t want a temporary move away from Anfield again after a loan with Rangers last season.

Instead, Kent will look to force his way into the first-team at Liverpool or more realistically secure a permanent transfer elsewhere, with the Champions League holders set to demand £12m for the wide man.

That is probably out of Leeds’ price range, with the Yorkshire outfit keen on doing loan deals over the coming months, with Helder Costa another ambitious target.

Here we look at THREE alternative names that have to be on the Whites radar after the Kent blow…

Rachid Ghezzal

This would be another bold move but you can’t underestimate the impact Marcelo Bielsa can have on potential signings.

Ghezzal had a tough first season in England with Leicester where he just wasn’t consistent enough and he has fallen way down the pecking order under Brendan Rodgers.

However, anyone who saw the Algerian play for Lyon before his move to Monaco will know he is talented and he could thrive in the attacking setup at Elland Road.

Josh Sims

Even though the England youth international featured for Southampton towards the end of last season, his future is unclear, particularly with the Saints set to splash out £14m on winger Moussa Djenepo.

At 22, Sims can’t waste more time on the fringes as he really needs to be playing and his energy and speed could be ideal for Leeds.

Jacob Murphy

Whilst his loan spell with West Brom was underwhelming, Murphy is undoubtedly a talented player and is another who has traits that Bielsa admires as he is quick and direct.

You would back the Argentinian to help Murphy rediscover his best form and he has shown in the past that he can be a top player in the Championship.

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