Date: 6th February 2019 at 7:00am
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OPINION

The roof could fly off a thunderous Elland Road if succeed in their bid to sign their top two summer targets.

The famous stadium is renowned as one of the most atmospheric in England and the decibel level would be something to behold should Marcelo Bielsa land attacking pair Daniel James and Aaron Lennon.

They are the two players the manager reportedly most wants following a January window in which Leeds failed to sign a senior attacking player despite a concerted pursuit of James that failed on deadline day following extensive negotiations.

Mirror correspondent David Anderson reported on his personal Twitter account last Friday that the Yorkshire giants have not given up hope of landing the Wales international.

Anderson explained Leeds will continue to monitor James “and may return for him in June” but could “set their sights higher” if they secure promotion to the Premier League.

It would be odd if Leeds’ interest in the winger did fall away given that he is still only 21 and has so much scope for improvement. He will also have entered the final 12 months of his contract in the summer, which makes Swansea even more vulnerable to a sale.

James is capable of making a huge impact at Elland Road, not just in the Championship, but also if they succeed in their 15-year pursuit of the holy grail of promotion.

The same applies to Lennon, the Burnley winger who began his career at Leeds before joining Tottenham as an 18-year-old after already establishing himself as a huge talent.

According to the Sun, Marcelo Bielsa is “compiling his background checks” on the 21-times England international, who is currently¬†sidelined with a knee injury he sustained in December.

Lennon has spent half his life in the professional game and his best days are behind him, but he does not turn 32 until April and still has that quicksilver pace that makes him such a handful for defences.

His ability to carry the ball forward long distances and open up space for teammates is certainly something Leeds lack, and he could be a brilliant mentor for the likes of James and Jack Clarke.

Leeds would be transformed if they secured the two wide men Bielsa most wants.