With football at a standstill and financial problems expected, we have taken a look into club’s summer transfer plans, identifying THREE players they could sell to recoup some funds.
Leeds United sit top of the Championship table as things stand after being guided to a successful season by Argentine Marcelo Bielsa.
After losing in the play-off semi-final to Derby County last year, Bielsa and his squad have bounced back in emphatic style, and with promotion on the cards to England’s top flight, the Premier League, plans will undoubtedly look to be made as the Yorkshire club prepare to face the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool, to name a few.
Bielsa will undoubtedly look to make a number of changes to his squad by bringing in some established and experienced options, however, with the recent pandemic set to prompt financial problems, the former Athletic Bilbao man may need to sell to build up his transfer kitty.
With that in mind, we have identified THREE players Bielsa could sell and make money from…
The Spanish stopper has been the number one this season for The Whites, but question marks over his future remain with Illan Meslier providing adequate cover and links to Joe Hart having developed in recent weeks.
Currently valued at £1.8m, the former Real Madrid man could be sold for around that figure, and interest is likely to come from La Liga with his reputation in the league, good.
Of course, selling the Spaniard would force Bielsa to look for a new option, but Hart for example, would be available on a free as his contract expires with Burnley.
So, Bamford has lead the line for the most part this season for Leeds, scoring 13 goals in the process, but Bielsa will have to find someone a little more prolific and consistent next season.
You can’t argue with Bamford as a key player this season for Leeds, but in a number of games, points would have been won if a regular goalscorer was available.
The former Middlesbrough man has a current market value of £5.85m, according to Transfermarkt.
No arguments can be made over Douglas’ ability and workrate on the pitch, but the Scotsman has only featured 11 times this term.
With a current market value of £1.8m, the left back could be sold, especially considering that Stuart Dallas seems to be the preferred option.