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One player from every Premier League club Leeds should target

Leeds United have their first signing of the summer transfer window, with long-time target Brenden Aaronson agreeing his move from Red Bull Salzburg less than a week after the Whites secured Premier League survival.

The Elland Road faithful will hope that Aaronson’s arrival is the first of many deals the club do. With that in mind, we have decided to pick out one player from every other Premier League side that we should perhaps target over the coming months…

Arsenal – Bernd Leno

Leeds should be on the lookout for an experienced backup for Illan Meslier. But we should not completely rule out the idea of signing a number one who can take some pressure off the Frenchman for a year or two. And Bernd Leno may leave Arsenal for just £8.5 million.

Aston Villa – Matt Targett

If Newcastle do not sign Matt Targett, Leeds should step in. He is a very decent left-back. And that has been a problem position for too long now.

Brentford – Sergi Canos

He would love it.

Brighton – Haydon Roberts

Brighton are unlikely to let Haydon Roberts go. But Leeds have wanted him in the past. And Victor Orta often keeps targets on his radar even if he fails to sign them at the first attempt.


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Burnley – Maxwel Cornet

Maxwel Cornet is available for just £15 million due to a relegation release clause. Nine goals for a struggling Burnley side is seriously impressive.

Chelsea – Armando Broja

Armando Broja scored against us on loan at Southampton. And he looks to have serious potential. The goals did dry up at St Mary’s. But if Chelsea are ready to sanction another loan, we must put ourselves in the mix.

Crystal Palace – Jack Butland

Crystal Palace is a tough one. We could cheat and say Conor Gallagher. But Jack Butland would not be a terrible backup for Meslier if he was available.

Everton – Fabian Delph

Everton’s squad is a real mix of players out of our price range and those who would thoroughly underwhelm the fanbase if they joined. Fabian Delph is out of contract this summer, so he gets a tentative nod in the battle of players awaiting their third spell at Elland Road. Sorry, Andy Lonergan.

Leicester – Kelechi Iheanacho

Leicester will not be playing in Europe next year. So Kelechi Iheanacho may have concerns about his game-time. The Nigerian is probably going to be unavailable. But he has 60 goal involvements in 168 Premier League games.

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Liverpool – Takumi Minamino

Takumi Minamino haș been linked with Leeds. And he knows Jesse Marsch from Red Bull Salzburg. It is certainly the most obvious choice.

Manchester City – Cole Palmer

Cole Palmer looks to be a real star of the future. And if Manchester City want to loan him out next season, we should be in the mix. But Leeds must quickly run from the negotiating table if the Cityzens even mention Kalvin Phillips.

Manchester United – Do we have to?

In fairness, James Garner looks to be very talented. Leeds do want the Nottingham Forest loanee and we most definitely need a new central midfielder.

Newcastle – Miguel Almiron

Miguel Almiron did not have the best season. And Newcastle may be tempted to let him go. Marsch will have seen the best of him however, while the Paraguayan was in Major League Soccer.

Norwich – Max Aarons

Leeds fans fear they have seen the best of Luke Ayling. And it is not yet clear whether Cody Drameh is good enough for regular football in the Premier League. Max Aarons meanwhile, is a proven right-back in the top-flight. So he could be at the perfect age to step in for Leeds.

Southampton – Che Adams

Leeds need a striker and they pushed extremely hard to sign Che Adams while in the Championship. He could be perfect for a system that uses two strikers.

Tottenham – Harry Winks

Marcelo Bielsa didn’t want him. But Harry Winks can be a classy operator in the middle of the park. And he looks to be out of favour at Tottenham, so he may not cost a lot.

Watford – Emmanuel Dennis

A host of Premier League sides will bid for Emmanuel Dennis. He scored 10 times before Watford fell away. If the Hornets do not demand too much, he could be a fantastic striker signing.

West Ham – Said Benrahma

West Ham have not seen the best of Said Benrahma. So surely they would be tempted to cash in if a big offer came in. Obviously, Leeds look incredibly unlikely to make the kind of bid the Hammers will want. But he has that piece of magic up his sleeve.

Wolves – Adama Traore

Able to play on either wing, Adama Traore is bound to be linked with Leeds this summer. His loan spell at Barcelona has not worked out. And Victor Orta loves him.

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