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2 players Leeds United simply must target in January

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Leeds United could be looking at January with targets in mind as Marcelo Bielsa looks to guide this team away from the relegation scrap.

We won’t be seeing a whole lot of movement in January at Elland Road, with very little wiggle room in Bielsa’s current squad.

However, most fans will agree that some signings would be very welcome to help the side call on more quality to move away from the bottom three.

Here, we explore two players we think the club must target in the new year

John Swift

We’re banging the John Swift drum a lot at LeedsAllOver, but with good reasoning too.

The Reading midfielder has been exceptional this season with eight goals and nine assists in 20 Championship games, something we’re missing right now in attacking midfielder.

It’s getting tougher and tougher watching our striker for whichever game struggle to get into the game due to the lack of bodies providing support through the middle.

The Sheffield Star have reported that the midfielder is someone on Bielsa’s radar ahead of January and will be available for a cut price with his deal due to expire in the summer.

We know the Argentine is keen on the midfielder too after commenting on his abilities after our last clash with the Royals in February 2020.

His arrival might not be the long-term answer to our solutions, but it might just be what we need to address our biggest issue in this season’s battle to stay up.

Arthur Cabral

The secondary position we think could do with some attention is the striker spot.

We have no issues with Patrick Bamford, but his injury has served as proof that we have virtually no means of replacing his impact on the side.

A player Leeds could seek to help provide cover and competition to Bamford is Brazilian FC Basel man Arthur Cabral.

The 23-year-old is in electric form this season with 14 goals and four assists in 14 games, while netting another two in the Europa League too.

Fresh links to the striker have emerged this week as Leeds look to reportedly fend off Barcelona in the pursuit of the Swiss Super League star.

It would take around £17million to bring the striker to the Premier League, but his goal scoring record doesn’t lie and he could also give us what we have shown is a weakness at the moment without Bamford.

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