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Noel Whelan urges Leeds United to snap up free scoring Championship pair

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Noel Whelan has expressed his urge for Leeds United to make a key double signing in the summer transfer window.

The Whites were crowned champions in July, and will now be hoping to show that they have what it takes to be successful in the top division of English football.

Brentford are a side that pushed them all the way, but ultimately fell into the play-offs, and on Tuesday they play in the final against Fulham at Wembley.

Whelan has suggested that if the Bees were to be defeated, then there would be no better time to advantage of the West London club and swoop in to sign winger Said Benrahma and impressive forward Ollie Watkins, who have scored 17 and 26 goals respectively in the Championship this season.

Speaking to Football Insider, Whelan said: “If they don’t get promoted, I’m sure Brentford have been a selling club, they can’t afford to keep some of these players and he’ll (Watkins) be a wanted man. If we can get him, then fantastic.

“It could be a double signing, Benrahma and Ollie Watkins, you never know – two players that I’m sure are looked upon by many Premier League clubs.”

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Both players are excellent and have been all season, the age of the pair (both 24) suggests that they will only improve in the coming years, and Whelan knows how good they both can be.

If they were to sign it would be a massive boost ahead of a daunting Premier League season on the horizon for the Whites, although Marcelo Bielsa will be sure to have his own ideas on who he might sign.

Watkins and Benrahma would both improve this Leeds side, so it’s not a bad shout from Whelan at all, although there are obviously lots of different things to think about and whether they’d fit the system at Elland Road.


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