Will they be in the Premier League next season, or won’t they? Leeds United’s destination for next season still remains unclear, but there is no reason not to prepare for transfers.
The Whites’ 1-0 loss to Sheffield United last weekend shifted them out of the automatic promotion places, and many fans are no doubt wondering what happens next, and so they should.
Leeds’ attack was not woeful that day, but it was by no means impressive either. The attacking players did not pose too much of a threat, and this is no doubt worrying for boss Marcelo Bielsa. However, swooping for a striker in the summer is exactly what is needed.
Kemar Roofe may the club’s star man, and Patrick Bamford is trying his best to fill the void left by his teammate due to injury. Nevertheless, it is not hard to point out that this is the second time that Roofe has been injured. If they are promoted to the top-flight, coping with his absence will not be as easy as it has been in the Championship. Not by a long stretch.
This is why it makes sense for Leeds to swoop for Hull City forward Fraizer Campbell in the summer. He could be available as a free agent – due to his contract expiring in June [Transfermarkt] – and he is just the player to provide reliable back up when the likes of Roofe are injured.
The 31-year-old has scored 11 goals in 31 appearances for the Tigers, which is a promising return. The attacker is just the player who can put Bielsa’s mind at ease, especially if the Whites do end up going up.
The manager will be grateful to know that Campbell also has a tonne of experience to his name. He has made 150 Premier League appearances, as well as 113 Championship appearances. Put it this way, he would be getting himself a player who knows the top-flight very well indeed.
Bielsa would play an absolute blinder by swooping for the dazzler, as he is just what Leeds need for the upcoming campaign.