By Football Insider speaking to Kevin Campbell

31st Jul, 2020 | 6:30pm

'Watch this space'- Exclusive: Bruce claims top Leeds transfer target has what Bielsa needs

Everton midfielder Fabian Delph would offer Leeds United the Premier League exeprience they “will need”, according to Alex Bruce. 

The former Whites defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, insisted the Leeds academy graduate will know the “ins and outs of the club.”

According to the Mail, Delph is a top transfer target for Leeds this summer, as Marcelo Bielsa looks to add Premier League experience to his squad.

The 30-year-old is reportedly available for £5million this summer and Bruce believes he “wouldn’t be a bad option” for the top-flight newcomers.

“He’s got a lot of Premier League experience which is something that Leeds will need,” he told Football Insider

“He’s a Leeds lad and knows the ins and outs of the club. He wouldn’t be a bad option, it’s one where we’ll just have to watch this space.

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“He’s a proven Premier League player and has done very well over the years, so it might not be a bad one.”

Delph started his career at Leeds, making 44 league appearances for the club before being sold to Aston Villa in 2009.

He has failed to impress under Carlo Ancelotti, having not appeared in the league since February.

Leeds will be playing in the Premier League for the first time in 16 years next season, after securing the Championship title earlier in July.

Marcelo Bielsa’s men finished 10 points clear of runners-up West Bromwich Albion and a stunning season saw the popular Argentinian awarded with the Championship manager of the year award.

In other Leeds United news, Danny Mills names three Bournemouth players Whites “definitely” plotting moves to sign during the summer transfer window.

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