A rebuild is going to take place at Elland Road this summer with the side set to lose a host of their key players after suffering relegation from the Premier League.
However, there are some that are going to be staying at the club in order to help the side fight for promotion back to the top-flight in 2023/24.
Who are Leeds going to hold onto?
Younger players that didn’t have much opportunity to shine in the midst of a tough season are going to be key for Leeds next season, while the club could command huge fees for those that might attract interest.
On top of this, there are multiple coming back from loans this summer and they are bound to be involved in pre-season at the very least, to see what they can bring after spending 2022/23 away from the club.
Will Dan James stay?
Another returning from his loan is Dan James, who spent the season with top-half finishing Fulham, ending the campaign with 24 appearances, two goals and one assist.
The Daily Mail are reporting that the Wales international is expected to remain at the club this summer as he makes his way back up north after his loan spell at Craven Cottage.
James cost Leeds £25million back in the summer of 2021, signing a five-year deal until the summer of 2026, which means he has three more years left.
Should Leeds cash in on Gnonto?
I’m torn with James, because there’s part of you that thinks he could do a job in the Championship against poorer defenders, but then there’s the other side of the argument which is that he’s not been good enough for two seasons and we should cash in.
We can still get a decent fee for him, and he’s not going to be a starter for us no matter what next season, no matter whether we keep Crysencio Summerville or not.
If the right money comes in for him, I think we should be cutting our losses, but he won’t be a terrible option in the EFL if not.