Leeds United have again been linked with moves to sign long-term reported targets, Southampton’s Che Adams, and Rangers’ Ryan Kent.
Things are looking incredibly bleak at Elland Road this Monday with Leeds sitting in the relegation zone and needing a win on the final day and other results to go their way in order to clinch survival.
Relegation to the Championship is likely, and with that is coming transfer links of a different calibre to what the club would have hoped to be lining up in the summer window.
Kent and Adams to Leeds?
It is nigh on impossible to go a transfer window without Leeds being reported to be interested in signing either of Southampton’s Che Adams or Rangers’ Ryan Kent.
The former has been relegated with Southampton this season, having scored just five goals in the Premier League this season, while Kent looks set to leave Ibrox upon the expiry of his contract at the end of this season.
TEAMtalk have reported that Leeds are interested in signing both players, with Southampton looking to bring in Aberdeen’s 16-goal striker Duk.
Should Leeds be looking at either?
When looking at the make-up of Leeds’ summer plans, a striker and a playmaker are surely going to feature on the agenda.
With that, Adams’ goal contributions while at Birmingham (prior to Southampton) make him someone well equipped to a potential top-performer in the EFL next season.
Would Manning be a good signing?
However, his time at Southampton has seen him adopt a different role as more of a hard-worker that carves out chances for others, while struggling in front of goal himself – sound familiar?
As for Kent, three goals and eight assists as the key focal point for a side playing at the top end of the Scottish Premiership doesn’t scream a player that Leeds should be going all out for.
On top of that, Kent and Adams are both 26 and are therefore hitting their peak years, so won’t likely be getting a great deal better than they already are.
If Leeds are keen, they need to look elsewhere.