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Leeds United: Wainman makes claim on potential summer signing

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YouTuber and Leeds United fan Joe Wainman has claimed that Jesse Marsch is the ace in the Leeds pack in terms of luring Chris Richards to the club this summer.

Journalist Ben Jacobs has recently stated that Leeds are keen on luring the Bayern Munich defender to the Premier League this summer, suggesting Marsch has been looking at Richards as a potential full-back option.

Leeds have already made six new signings this summer, two of whom are American internationals – Brenden Aaronson and Tyler Adams – that have previously worked with Marsch, so the American boss clearly has a pull in terms of attracting talent from the United States.

With Leeds already acquiring Aaronson and Adams, Wainman spoke on the JustJoe Football Show and claimed that this could be a huge pull for the club in their attempts to sign Richards this summer.

He said: “I think the ace in our pack, of course, is Jesse Marsch; is, of course, the fact that we have Tyler Adams and Brenden Aaronson already at the football club. That’s got to be a huge pull.”

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TIF Thoughts on Wainman’s comments…

Richards, who has been labelled as ‘class’, spent last season on loan at Hoffenheim, where he made 19 appearances in the Bundesliga, but he has since returned to his parent club and his future is unclear ahead of next season. With the World Cup in November, Richards – who has six caps to his name – will want to be playing regular football at the start of next season to ensure that he has a place in the USA squad.

Leeds United are in a difficult place in terms of the left-back spot, as it was recently announced that Junior Firpo would be out injured for eight weeks, while Stuart Dallas is not set to return anytime soon, so Marsch might be even keener to go all-in for Richards, and the deal might suit the 22-year-old if he is promised regular game time.

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