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3 alternatives to Weston McKennie Leeds United should have eyes on

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Leeds United have again been linked with a move to sign Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie along with Chelsea and Manchester United.

USMNT links aren’t hard to come by where Leeds are concerned, with the Whites already boasting two internationals, along with a manager from the States and minority ownership from the San Francisco 49ers.

The latest to be linked is Juventus’ versatile midfielder Weston McKennie, who previously saw himself touted for a possible Leeds move, with Simon Phillips now claiming that the midfielder is someone on the Elland Road radar, along with Chelsea and Manchester United.

Here, we look at three alternatives to McKennie both external and internal that Leeds need to be looking at instead of McKennie…

Alex Scott

A marquee signing like McKennie would undermine the two signings that have nailed their place in the side this season, so it lends itself to someone coming in that would be on the younger side.

Then, it would make sense to look to the Championship for emerging talent as it’s an avenue that works so often, and Bristol City’s Alex Scott looks like the pick of the bunch.

Starting every week in midfield, the teenager already has three assists this season while being an aggressive player without possession.

The Mirror have previously reported that Leeds are one of the sides scouting the 19-year-old, and he’s only proving more and more that he’s destined for Premier League football.

Sam Greenwood

If Leeds aren’t looking to solve the problem with a new signing, they don’t need to look much further than recently-converted midfielder Sam Greenwood.

Leeds won’t have to call upon a different option to Tyler Adams and Marc Roca that often, but when they do have to, Sam Greenwood is a viable option.

The young forward has been converted by Marsch into a deeper role where he has since featured at the base of midfield this season against Barnsley, doing a solid job in the process.

Marsch definitely trusts him to do the job there, given that he started him in Leeds’ last game of 2021/22, a relegation decider away at Brentford.

Darko Gyabi

Looking long-term now, Leeds already have someone that is surely certain to come into the first-team soon in £5million signing from Manchester City, Darko Gyabi.

The midfielder has shown elegance in possession for the under-21s that is well beyond the PL2 Division 2 that he currently finds himself in.

Game time in the senior side might be hard to come by right now, but he’s doing all the right things to demonstrate just how talented he is and what a future he has.

It won’t be too long before we’re seeing Gyabi coming into the senior side and continuing the fine work he has built up under Michael Skubala.

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Leeds United season ticket holder since 2013/14, currently situated in the middle of the FA5 noise. From Pablo Hernandez to 5-1 drubbings, I've seen it all at Elland Road.