Leeds United are preparing for another season in the Championship following their crushing play-off semi-final defeat to Derby County last week.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side had been in the hunt for promotion all season, but a disappointing run towards the end of the season saw them slip out of the top two and they then suffered play-off heartbreak.
Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani claims the club are at a decisive stage with talks over a contract extension for Bielsa, but the Whites have already been linked with a number of players ahead of next term.
They have already shown an interest in Fenerbahce’s Michael Frey and St Gallen’s Silvan Hefti, while they are also interested in making Jack Harrison’s loan move permanent, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.
Frey is a striker who has suffered with injuries of late, which has limited him to just 25 appearances for the Turkish Super Lig outfit this term.
Meanwhile, Hefti has enjoyed a solid season in Switzerland by making 39 appearances at the heart of St Gallen’s defence as they finished fifth in the Swiss Super League.
The report also says that Harrison is high on United’s shopping list, but the recruitment are believed to think that Leeds’ temporary signings were underwhelming on the whole last season. Harrison made 39 appearances and was involved in seven goals in the Championship.
This is a mixed bag of potential signings but you would hope that Bielsa has picked them out, if he is staying on at Elland Road next season.
Hefti would be a good addition as he is a solid defender with versatility, while Frey is still unproven and his injury troubles will be a concern.
It is also surprising to see Leeds linked with Harrison, as he divided opinion for the Whites this season. I would be very surprised to see his move made permanent.
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