So, it was the news we have all been waiting for. Leeds confirmed a five-year deal for Rasmus Kristensen as our second summer signing after Brenden Aaronson. But who is next through the door at Elland Road?
Jesse Marsch will not yet be convinced that he has done enough to stave off another relegation battle. He will want more signings – here are five potential incomings that Leeds could make, as their third summer addition:
Alberth Elis – Bordeaux
The French club are planning a fire sale of their senior squad after relegation and Elis is on the chopping block. The 26-year-old Honduras international only joined Bordeaux last summer, but scored nine Ligue 1 goals in 20 appearances.
French newspaper L’Equipe claim Leeds are interested and an offer has been made for Elis – though it is unclear if said offer is from Victor Orta. A speedy winger, Elis could be ideal if Raphinha does end up leaving.
Lewis O’Brien – Huddersfield
No introduction needed. He was the best player on the park during the play-off final, but Huddersfield lost to Nottingham Forest. The 23-year-old has been heavily linked with Leeds for a number of windows now.
Reports claim that he has a £10million release clause. Leeds are likely to be in the market for a holding midfielder as cover, or even to partner Kalvin Phillips. O’Brien would be a very, very solid acquisition for the club.
Takumi Minamino – Liverpool
Here at LeedsUnited.News, we are desperate for Orta to pull a rabbit out of the hat and sign the Japan star. Leeds fans on Twitter are also just as game – responding to Craig Wilson’s cheeky inclusion of Minamino on the Leeds page.
Reports state that Liverpool want £17million for Minamino – a player that Jesse Marsch coached at Salzburg and then sold to Anfield for little over £7million. Leeds would be foolish not to sign the playmaker.
Junior Adamu – Salzburg
It makes sense for the media to claim Leeds want another Salzburg player. The club are keen on Minamino, and have signed Aaronson and Kristensen. Adamu is an Austria international, despite being born in Nigeria.
He scored nine goals for Salzburg last season, one less than Kristensen – despite being a striker. Though 20 of his 43 outings were from the bench. Sky Germany say Leeds are one of a number of clubs on his trail.
Sergio Romero – Venezia
This is a left-field one. Firstly, can we just clarify, by no means are we saying Leeds are interested in Romero. However, Phil Hay claims on The Athletic that Leeds do want an experienced back-up goalkeeper behind Illan Meslier.
Romero, 35, is certainly that. Nearly 300 club appearances, and 96 caps for Argentina. Currently at Venezia, his contract ends this summer. Leeds were linked with Romero during Marcelo Bielsa’s reign.
He is a surprise contender in our list of five potential signings Leeds could make as our third summer addition.