Leeds could have to pay "very big fees" this summer

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Leeds can’t seem to do much wrong at the moment.

The Whites are top of the Championship table and look well placed to finally be promoted to the Premier League.

Pablo Hernandez has been the key, coming up trumps late on against Swansea on Sunday afternoon. It was a vital goal, one that could prove key in their bid to go up automatically.

It was a dramatic late goal from the Spaniard, a strike that followed a theme after Leeds suffered defeat in the dying embers in Yorkshire earlier in the season.

This time, though, they didn’t crumble. Marcelo Bielsa’s men fought to the end in a result that proved they don’t always collapse under the pressure.

The Argentine will need to keep the feet of his players firmly on the ground with the fear of another season in the Championship looming.

No one will need reminding what happened last term, a campaign that will still be fresh in the minds of those at Leeds.


The transfer market isn’t yet open but Victor Orta will surely have a list of targets in mind, promotion or no promotion.

One player who has been linked with the club is Norwich’s Emiliano Buendia. 

The midfielder was sensational in the early parts of the campaign, registering four assists in six matches but he has just two in 2020 so far.

The 23-year-old was discussed by Phil Hay on his latest Q&A for The Athletic after he was asked whether Leeds could target some of Norwich’s younger players. He stated:

“They seem to be talking very big fees for some of their kids and they won’t want to get raided cheaply. Buendia will interest plenty of clubs although I think all in all, he’s been one of their biggest disappointments this season. On form, would you rather Buendia or Benrahma (granted they’re not identical but you catch my drift?).”


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Buendia may have been impressive in the opening month of the season but there is no denying just how much his form has fallen off a cliff in 2020.

The Argentine has scored just once all season and you have to question whether he’d be worth the punt if they go up. The same can be said for some of Norwich’s younger defenders Max Aarons and Jamal Lewis.

Both players have been part of a defensive line that have been carved open at will, recently conceding four goals to Michail Antonio.

Lewis and Aarons

As Hay hints at, trying to enter the market for someone like Said Benrahma would be far more effective.

The Brentford winger has been nothing short of sensational this term, racking up a mighty 17 goals and also producing eight assists. He would surely be a better bet than Buendia.

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