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16th Jun, 2018 | 12:01pm

Leeds must hijack reported Championship interest in speed machine winger


Leeds United fans can now begin to think about next season following the appointment of new manger Marcelo Bielsa and will be intrigued to see who he targets in the transfer window.

The Whites certainly need to strengthen if they want to be in the mix for promotion and adding some proven players that can hit the ground running at Elland Road would be helpful .

They certainly need to bolster their options in wide areas and adding a traditional winger who can beat a defender with ease to deliver crosses is a priority.

Sunderland ace Aiden McGeady definitely ticks a lot of those boxes and that is why Leeds should be lining up a raid for his signature this summer.

News outlet HITC reports that Sunderland are prepared to offload the 32-year-old after their relegation to League One was confirmed and they try to cover the cost of that.

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It is understood that Championship outfit Bristol City are ready to make an offer to sign the versatile winger, but Leeds should look to hijack that interest and move first.

The 93-time capped Republic of Ireland international is an experienced professional with bags of know-how and also tons of ability.

McGeady can be deployed off either flank and he still managed to impress for a struggling Sunderland team in the most recent season.

The skilful wide man made 37 appearances across all competitions, scoring seven goals and five assists in return.

Leeds are going to need battlers like McGeady if they are to come through a gruelling Championship season at the top-end of the division and the winger would be a shrewd addition to the squad if it happened.

In other Leeds transfer news, they have joined the hunt to sign a 6ft 2in goalkeeper from a Premier League giant.

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