Leeds planning swoop for Premier League ace

Danny Rose versus Southampton

Leeds United's summer of spending will be a fascinating one.

For once, Victor Orta will not be restricted by the constraints of the EFL's financial fair play, an issue that has wreaked havoc with the club's transfer attempts in recent years.

Andrea Radrizzani, for the most part, has spent poorly on players like Jay-Roy Grot and Pawel Cibicki, and as a result, they've had little room for manoeuvre in the market.

However, courtesy of the estimated £200m they'll get from reaching the big time, they will be able to get the cheque book out more freely.

That, quite possibly, could be good news in their pursuit of Ben White - a player also linked with the Premier League's top clubs.

Unsurprisingly we've already seen the Whites touted with a number of names.

Edinson Cavani sticks out as the most eye-catching, a transfer that Radrizzani failed to rule out. 

Ben White on the ball for Leeds

Though, in recent days, the rumours have ramped up. Whether it be Ollie Watkins or Emiliano Buendia, Leeds are hoping to spend in the coming weeks.

One of the latest reports comes from The Daily Star.

They suggest that United are planning a summer swoop for Danny Rose, as well as Fabian Delph.

Rose has spent the second half of the term on loan at Newcastle after falling out of favour at Tottenham, but now he could leave London permanently. 

The left-back has recently been quoted at £5m, a far cry from the £50m that was being demanded for his services in 2018. 

Danny Rose versus Sheffield United

GIVEMESPORT'S Matt Dawson says...

To put it simply, Leeds have to improve the left-hand side of their defence this summer.

Gjanni Alioski remains an option at full-back, but given his preference of playing further forward, it's unlikely he'll be up to the task from a defensive point of view in the division above.

Barry Douglas can also play there but he started just six times in the Championship in 2019/20. Stuart Dallas is a further alternative at left-back but that is not his natural position.

Thus, signing someone capable of playing on the left at a high level is needed.

Danny Rose warming up

Rose is exactly that man. Previously a member of Leeds' academy, he has come on leaps and bounds, taking to the field on 194 occasions in the top-flight. 

Described as "quick" and "powerful" by former boss Tim Sherwood, his athletic ability should suit Leeds down to the ground - such are the high demands of Marcelo Bielsa's training methods.

This would be the ideal type of signing that Orta needs to make if the Whites want to thrive in the Premier League.

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