MARCELO BIELSA finally ended 16 years of hurt by leading Leeds back to the Premier League.
The Elland Road side beat Barnsley 1-0 on Thursday night to go within touching distance of promotion.
James Milner is being linked with a move back to Leeds
And after Huddersfield clinched a crucial 2-1 win over West Brom on Friday, Leeds were finally free to celebrate.
With fears of the season being cancelled by coronavirus gone and the all-important promotion secured, Leeds will have one eye on the transfer market already.
The Yorkshire giants still have two games to go – against rivals Derby on Sunday before finishing their season at Charlton on Wednesday.
But after Brentford fluffed their lines against lowly Stoke they have now been crowned champions and can start looking to next season.
Despite having games still to play, Leeds have already been linked with half a dozen transfer deals.
And they could look very different come August, with some huge names on the horizon.
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With Leeds now back in the Premier League, James Milner could make an emotional return.
Milner signed a two-year contract at Liverpool earlier this season.
But a chance to return to his first club – where he played in the top-flight between 2002 and 2004, when they were relegated – could be too enticing to turn down.
Another Liverpool ace, young left-back Yasser Larouci, has also been linked to help reinforce the defence.
Joe Hart could also be brought in to boost the goalkeeping ranks with some invaluable Premier League experience.
He is currently a free agent after being released by Burnley.
Leeds will also be desperate to secure the signings of on-loan Manchester City star Jack Harrison and Brighton ace Ben White.
But both are in-demand as a host of Premier League clubs fight for their signatures.
Joe Hart is available on a free transfer with Leeds interested
Southampton flop Che Adams – who finally got off the mark for Saints in sensational style against Man City – could be brought in to boost the attack.
Adams was Championship Player of the Year with Birmingham last season after scoring 22 goals.
Leeds wanted him in January, but were priced out by Southampton’s £15million valuation.
By: Dave Fraser
Title: How Leeds United could line up in the Premier League after transfer deals for Joe Hart, James Milner and Ben White
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/12160021/leeds-premier-league-transfers-line-up-xi/
Published Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2020 13:40:10 +0000