The annual publishing of the retained lists has happened and with that we now know who has been released from Premier League clubs. These lists always throw up a surprise or two, but there are some names that stick out more than others. These are the players we think that Leeds should have a closer look at.
Fraizer Campbell – No, he hasn’t done anything for a while other than collect money for sitting down, however at the Championship level I think it would be extremely difficult to have a much better backup striker to Chris Wood. If we were to change to a formation with two up front, his pace would be greatly appreciated next to the physicality of Wood.
Joe Ledley – Another Palace player, a surprising release. Centre-midfield isn’t our highest need but you can never have too many good players at this level, he would automatically be a top 5 player in his position were he to drop down to this division. If you want a comparison for him, think of Xabi Alonso, but an Aldi version.
Martin Caceres – We wrote about Martin recently, Leeds were said to be interested in the former Barcelona centre-back and he’s now been released from Southampton. For me, with Kyle Bartley set to join Boro this would be an excellent signing. He has huge amounts of experience and would really slot in nicely alongside Jansson.
Arouna Koné – He never really had much of a chance to shine at Everton, and he probably wouldn’t be a popular choice here, but I think at this level he couldn’t help but score goals. He fits a similar mould to Chris Wood and has experience at some big clubs in Europe such as PSV and Sevilla.
This is just a small selection of players missing from the retained lists, let us know if you think any we have missed off would be a good fit for Leeds.