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3 Leeds United players who would inevitably leave if relegation occurs in the summer

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Leeds United will be hoping that they can stay safe from relegation in the last two games, with multiple players likely to leave if the worst should happen.

As Leeds prepare for two vital games in the future of the club, there could be dire consequences following relegation.

Finances would obviously take a hit at Elland Road and sales would be expected in plenty of areas.

Beyond the obvious departures of Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips, there are others we think would depart from Leeds too – here are three names we think could leave in the summer if relegation is confirmed…

Rodrigo

The Spaniard has been a huge positive in the side since the change of management, getting much more involved in the attack and getting amongst the goals too.

His form hasn’t been great overall at Leeds, but this run has highlighted he’s not lost his ability as a Spain international.

Despite his struggles, it has been reported that Barcelona have retained interest over a hopeful cut-price signing.

Relegation would open the door wide for the Catalan side to make that signing happen, allowing Rodrigo a much greater chance to make his way into the Spain squad full-time ahead of the World Cup.

Is it now inevitable Raphinha will be a Barcelona player next season?

Yes

Yes

No

No

Jack Harrison

One of the men who helped fire us to promotion, Harrison has shown his Premier League credentials too, finding a similar vein of goal scoring form in 2022 as Rodrigo.

His form has tailed off lately, but it’s a whole squad issue and there’s a talented player there too, that will continue to improve with more experience.

The Telegraph did report recently that Antonio Conte is tempted to make another offer for the winger, converting him to a left-wing-back if he did arrive at Tottenham in the summer.

In this current squad, Harrison isn’t a player you immediately look to as “too good for Championship football”, but with concrete interest there, he might be making a move to North London.

Illan Meslier

In Illan Meslier, Leeds have a diamond that still has years before hitting his peak in goal.

A drop to the Championship wouldn’t end his chances of playing at the top level like it might for some, but he’s getting closer and closer to being ready for that jump.

He’s had mistakes in him, like any ‘keeper, but a strong defence in front of him would bring the best out of him, as it did in the back end of 2020/21.

PSG have been monitoring him for some time, and with Keylor Navas likely to leave for nothing in the summer, there’s a vacancy in the squad for someone to put pressure on Gigi Donnarumma for a starting berth.

Meslier will play at a top club in the future, and our relegation might just accelerate that trajectory.

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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.

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