Leeds triple swoop on the cards, one deal is being worked on after change of approach - report
By Richard Parks
Leeds United are targeting a triple swoop after a change of transfer approach this summer, according to a report.
The Yorkshire Evening Post claim that United are keen to land Barnsley full-back Andy Yiadom, Swansea City striker Oli McBurnie and former loanee defender Kyle Bartley as they prepare to overhaul the squad.
It is said that Leeds are “already working on a deal” for centre-back Bartley and have also shown an interest in McBurnie and Yiadom.
Football Insider verdict:
Would Leeds fans be delighted if their club signed Bartley, McBurnie and Yiadom this summer? You bet your life they would. Are the three players the reinforcements needed to turn the team who finished 13th in this season’s Championship into play-off certainties. Certainly not. Leeds need far more than a powerhouse centre-back, proven full-back and rookie striker with a decent strike rate in this summer’s market. The trio would represent a brilliant start to transfer business, but should certainly not be the beginning, middle and end of it. Half a dozen proven performers of the ilk of Bartley and McBurnie – the two who stand out among the targets – are needed to replace those who have fallen woefully short this summer. The team’s spine needs strengthening, with new recruits in the goalkeeper, centre-back, central midfield and striker positions absolute priorities to improve a pretty mediocre squad.
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