Garry Monk’s Leeds United have just missed out on the Championship play-offs, and it’s fair to say fans will be disappointed.
Just weeks ago Leeds looked dead certs for a play-off berth, but a run of poor form has seen the former Swansea manager’s side slide to 7th place, and they are now out of reach of the top six.
Monk has been linked with a move to Norwich City at the end of the season, but the manager has distanced himself from a move away, did the link affect the team as a whole?
Whatever happens this summer at Leeds United, the squad at Elland Road will need to be improved if they are to either mount another Premier League push, or survive in England’s top flight.
Remaining in the Championship seems most likely, and a man who could be prolific at this level is Crystal Palace’s, Fraizer Campbell.
The former Manchester United youngster has spent the last three years in south London, but his time at Selhurst Park looks set to come to an end this summer.
Campbell has suffered with hamstring problems over the last few years, and his chances at Palace have often been limited due to this ailment.
If a move to Leeds were to happen and the medical staff at Elland Road could keep the player fit, then United can have a great player on their hands.
The 29-year-old has the ability to score goals, and dropping down a division could prove a wise move.
Leeds are full of creative talent, and Campbell’s pace and movement may complement the strength and finishing ability of current Championship top scorer, Chris Wood.
Whether Leeds fans would welcome a former Manchester United player to the club with open arms is yet to be seen, but if Campbell can discover the form that made him such a prodigy at Old Trafford, then surely he would be accepted in Yorkshire.
A free agent, Campbell could be worth the gamble to whoever is in charge at Leeds next season, and could go on to form a deadly partnership with the prolific Wood.