Leeds United are braced to seal a flurry of new signings as soon as the transfer window opens this summer, Football Insider understands.
The Championship leaders are committed to nearly £50million worth of deals if, as expected, they get promoted to the Premier League.
A Leeds source has told Football Insider their recruitment drive is set to begin as soon as the summer window opens.
It emerged this week that Uefa has advised that the main 2020 window should close no later than October 5.
The FA have been discussing a window that opens in late July or early August and then runs to around 2 October.
Leeds are already committed to four summer captures, although some of those deals may have been pushed back due to complications created by the pandemic.
The Yorkshire giants will spend £15m for the permanent signing of Helder Costa that will be completed in July and Jean-Kevin Augustin’s loan is due to be converted into an £18m full-time deal if they go up to the top flight.
Leeds are also keen to activate the options in Jack Harrison and Illan Meslier’s loans, deals that will cost nearly £15m in total.
It means United would have spent nearly £50m on new signings if they maintain the pace they have set when the Championship restarts.
Leeds will have money to spend if they end their 16-year spell in the lower leagues.
Promotion is worth a minimum of £175m even for teams relegated from the Premier League after one season.
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