Date: 22nd March 2019 at 8:00pm
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Leeds United are so agonisingly close to Premier League promotion, you can almost smell it – and Marcelo Bielsa best be prepared if the dream is achieved.

Being promoted to the top-flight will require some serious groundwork in terms of transfers, something which Bielsa no doubt recognises ahead of what could be an entertaining season for the Whites.

He will need all of the reinforcements he can get, because as Fulham have proved this term, it is not an easy place to be.

Leeds need to hit the ground running and sign Hull City midfielder Markus Henriksen in the summer, as he is just the type of player needed to boost things in the middle of the park.

Kalvin Phillips is doing a sterling job in this area, there is absolutely no denying that, but surely the manager needs someone who can provide him with healthy competition?

This will make him a better player overall, and it will give Bielsa the piece of mind that he has a player to cover for injuries and suspensions if need be, as Adam Forshaw hardly shone before he got injured.

Henriksen has shown off his scintillating form alongside teammate Jackson Irvine for the Tigers this season, and to be honest, it is baffling why Hull have not yet extended his current deal which ends in June.

The 26-year-old certainly has the quality to do well at Elland Road, and the door will be open for Leeds to make a swoop for him in the summer if he stays a free agent.

Henriksen no doubt wants to play Premier League football eventually, and at the moment, the Whites represent the one of the best opportunities to do that – what more could he want?

The Norway international is the sort of player that Leeds need in their midfield engine room, and seeing as he is only 26, he is yet to hit his prime.

Leeds would hit the jackpot by pouncing on the dazzler as soon as the transfer window opens.