Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa will have his preparation for the new season in full swing, with pre-season under a month away, as the Argentine looks to build on the disappointment of last season and secure the automatic promotion craved by the Elland Road faithful.
Bielsa may well look to the Wolves squad, a club he has shown interest in previously, especially as Nuno Espirito Santo has indicated that both Helder Costa and Ivan Cavaleiro could both be leaving Molineux this summer having failed to make a mark in the Premier League last season.
Bielsa was keen on Cavaleiro back in the January transfer window, but shifted his attention to Daniel James at Swansea, but with the 25-year-old now being made available by his club, a return by the Whites could be on the cards.
So should Leeds reignite their interest in Cavaleiro this summer?
“He would be a great player to have so they should try and bring him in.
“However, they are also rumoured to be interested in a number of other wingers including his Wolves team-mate Helder Costa.
“If they can afford to bring in both that is what they should do but if they have to choose between the two they should go for Helder Costa. He is better than Cavaleiro and plays on the right, which is the spot Leeds need to fill the most.
“No, not for me.
“If he’s not available now, then they shouldn’t be thinking of him at all.
“Who knows where they’ll be in January? They might be ten points clear and with little need for a new face.
“Their focus needs to be on the here and now and if he’s not likely to get a move, then they should forget him until circumstances dictate they’re in the market again.”
“This could be a smart move by Leeds.
“Cavalerio was an important player for Wolves during the 2017-18 season where Wolves won the Championship and he could play an important role for Leeds next season.
“He’s an exciting player and already has plenty of Championship experience, so he would be a good signing.
“If Wolves are prepared to let him leave then I don’t see why Leeds shouldn’t go for him, although they are likely to face competition from other clubs.”
“This should be a no-brainer.
“He isn’t getting enough game time with Wolves, which isn’t surprising given the progress they’ve made in such a short space of time.
“Cavaleiro has already shown that he has the quality to perform to a high standard in the Championship, and with Leeds needing depth and quality in wide areas, Bielsa would be foolish not to pursue a deal for the winger.”