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Sold in 2024: Leeds United’s most likely transfer profit will come from these three loan players – View

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Leeds United have so many players out on loan at the moment that Daniel Farke is simply unable to keep up with, but a few of them could be set to make the club decent money in 2024.

Relegation from the Premier League last season was always going to see something of an exodus from Elland Road, but the manner in which it unfolded was alarming.

The loan clauses inserted in the players’ contracts by the previous regime meant that most exits were temporary, pushing back the Whites’ chances of securing decent fees until 2024.

Some are performing just as they did at Elland Road, poorly, while some are proving that perhaps the circumstances of a relegation battle under Jesse Marsch, Javi Gracia and Sam Allardyce were unfavourable.

Here, we look at three players we think are currently most likely to bring transfer profit to Leeds in 2024…

Marc Roca

Signed for £10million from Bayern Munich in 2022, Marc Roca demonstrated the passing quality at times that made the Bavarian giants sign him from Espanyol in the first place, but too often was his distribution outweighed by his struggles to cope physically with the Premier League.

The sheer intensity of the games each week brought the weaknesses out of his game more than the strengths, and a move back to La Liga with Real Betis made perfect sense this season.

He’s shining under Manuel Pellegrini right now, scoring a towering header for his first goal in new colours, and has even been deployed at centre-back to good effect too.

Leeds might do well to make more than £10million, but with the amortisation over the course of his contract, even bringing in that much would represent a success.

For Roca, a Spain call-up might not be far away under Luis de la Fuente, the man who started him during the U21 European Championships triumph of 2019.

Max Wöber

Max Wöber’s exit brought more animosity than most after he initially made his commitment to the club clear after relegation, ditching Daniel Farke when the manager’s former club, Borussia Monchengladbach, came calling.

A move to the Bundesliga is another that made sense, with Wöber’s style of play as a high-pressing, vertical-passing centre-back suiting the division.

Monchengladbach haven’t started like a house on fire this season, with Wöber unable to currently stem the flow of goals conceded, but a report from Rheinische Post implored the German club to buy him at a value of £12.6million, bringing Leeds a cool profit on their January £10million spend.

That much money coming in surely more or less funds signing Joe Rodon permanently, should Leeds look at doing that.

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Jack Harrison

Perhaps the best fit of all the loan moves so far was Sean Dyche signing Jack Harrison at Everton on loan, adding more quality to his attack that has been desperately short in that regard.

David Ornstein shared upon confirmation of Harrison’s move that the plan was already there to make it a permanent deal, and it would be expected that Leeds are commanding more than the £11million they paid back in 2021 for him.

He’s already off the mark with a goal and assist, both coming in his first Premier League start against Bournemouth, as Luis Sinisterra watched on from the away bench.

The only concern here is that Everton might not be in the best financial position to offer Leeds a good deal, but if the winger performs well enough for that to be a discussion, someone else can take him for more.

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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.