As Leeds, once again, emphasise once again, say goodbye to another exciting young talent to a far bigger fish for a sum that’s probably below the player’s true value attention turns to what the money received (in this case approximately £10 million for Jack Clarke, but you already knew that) should be spent on.
Leeds seem to be focusing their efforts on securing wingers. With Clarke out the door, Pablo ageing and Jack Harrison obvisouly back at City but might be returning to Leeds for another season, the requirement is quite plainly, there.
Here are a few possibilities for Leeds United:
With the Wolves man already linked with a move to Elland Road, the Clarke Money could give Leeds a bit more power to pursue this obviously very ambitious deal. Costa was a shining light in Wolves’ promotion season and also played a considerable part in their successful first season back in the Prem. The sticking point will be the size of the player’s wages, Costa would undoubtedly become one of, if not the, highest earner at Leeds.
Another player that Leeds have been reported as fancying in the past. Lowe currently plies his trade at league one Portsmouth and is likely headed for the exit door in this window with numerous Championship clubs wanting a piece of the action. Importantly, Lowe has a good number of goals in his game, racking up 15 in the league last season. Out wide was an area of the pitch for Leeds that was painfully inefficient with its chances.
A relatively unknown but potentially promising quantity. A Leeds lad but starting out at Newcastle (like his brother James, of Rangers) is now at Middlesbrough. Tavernier is said to be a tricky winger with a good yard of pace on him. In recent times, he’s shown enough to impress England selectors and was included in the U20s squad for the Toulon tournament alongside Jamie Shackleton and Tom Pearce.