Leeds United have big plans for the upcoming season.
After taking the Championship by storm, Marcelo Bielsa has plans to do exactly the same in the Premier League.
Anyone who says that the Whites will just be targeting survival are wrong.
While consolidating their spot is obviously a priority, Bielsa is unlikely to change his principles to grind out results.
Instead, he will look to outplay and most importantly, outwork other teams in order to get results.
That will be tricky against some of the fittest players in world football, and for that the Whites must ensure that they don’t get complacent.
Recruitment will be a key aspect of the club’s success this term, with players needing to fit in to Bielsa’s style and tactical set-up.
Several players have already been linked with a move, such as Said Benrahma, Ollie Watkins and Ebere Eze who could all add vital quality to the offensive areas.
Another player is Liverpool’s Harry Wilson, however reports from Football Insider have since claimed that Leeds have ‘cooled their interest’ in the former Bournemouth loanee.
Wilson undoubtedly has quality, but according to former defender Danny Mills, Victor Orta should be taking a closer look at the Cherries’ David Brooks who would be a better fit for the Yorkshire side.
Speaking about David Brooks, Mills told Football Insider: “I think he is more of a Bielsa-type player.
“His work rate is obviously exceptional and he’s willing to get up and down and put a real good shift in for the team.
“You’d have to say that on the face of it would seem a better fit for the type of player that Marcelo Bielsa wants in his team.
“Harry Wilson is very creative but maybe we haven’t seen the other side of the game so much.”
GIVEMESPORT’S Phil Spencer says…
He’s not a player who has been heavily linked with Leeds United, but Danny Mills is spot on here.
David Brooks is a player who perfectly encapsulates what it takes to be a success in Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
As well as possessing pace and quality on the ball, he crucially prides himself on his tireless worth ethic in both defensive and attacking areas.
Being able to do both sides of the game is fundamental to succeeding in Bielsa’s plans, and Brooks certainly would fit the bill.
With Bournemouth being relegated the 23-year-old is likely to be available for the right price, and I think that Leeds could do a lot worse than making an enquiry for the player.
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