Leeds United’s midfield has been widely criticised this season, especially as there is distinct lack of someone who can strike fear in the hearts of opponents and shield the defensive line.

Ronaldo Vieira can grow into that role, but Leeds cannot afford to wait around for the youngster to reach his potential and must find someone to fill that role in the summer.

One player that director of football Victor Orta would be crazy to ignore is West Brom enforcer Claudio Yacob, who is out of contract at the end of next month and would be available to Leeds on a free transfer if the Yorkshire club make the most of the chance to sign him.

Yacob, 30, has been a mainstay for West Brom ever since he arrived from Racing Club in 2012, appearing 160 times in the Premier League against some of the very best attackers in world football.

He dropped down the pecking order this season as the Black Country club was relegated and is widely expected to quit The Hawthorns in the coming weeks and months.

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Spotrac claims that the midfield destroyer earns £60,000-a-week at West Brom, but he is bound to take a major paycut in the summer in order to play elsewhere and Leeds must be looking to snap up the two-times Argentina international as he would make a massive difference to their side.

In other Leeds United news, Andrea Radrizzani has apologised for his latest blunder that had fans of the club raging on Twitter.

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