Noel Whelan has touted Leeds United to make a “marquee’ signing this summer to boost the experience in their dressing room. 

The former Whites and Coventry striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, insisted the addition of a proven talent would give fans hope they can emulate the success of Yorkshire rivals Sheffield United.

Speaking to Sky Italia and quoted by talkSPORT, owner Andrea Radrizzani admitted he has thought about making a move for Uruguay international Edison Cavani on a free transfer this summer.

The 33-year-old is without a club after his contract at French giants PSG came to an end.

Whelan admits he would love to see Leeds bring in a marquee signing both for their quality and experience in the dressing room.

He told Football Insider: “I would love that to happen, I think we need more than just one Pablo Hernandez who can bring that experience, that guidance and that quality to the young group of players we have.

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“I think that’s important, we’ve got a young group let’s not forget here. We do need more of an experienced head with them as well because it’s going to be tough in the Premier League.

“It’s going to be exciting of course, but it’s going to be tough and our aim is just to consolidate our position in the Premier League like Aston Villa and Sheffield United.

“That is our aim, to stay in the Premier League and build for the season but if we can get a marquee player in that would go a long way to giving everyone hope we can do that.”

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