Your Leeds United views: Good, solid signings must be top priority – not ‘luxury’ winger

Alex Mowatt. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Alex Mowatt. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

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Would Alex Mowatt do well in a number 10 role? Which positions do the Whites still need tio strengthen? These issues have been dominating debate among the Leeds United faithful.

woodwhite, via website

Zac Clough (of Bolton Wanderers) is an excellent young player and would be an ideal replacement for Lewis Cook – a good, solid centre-back rather than another luxury winger, and that must be the top priority now.

South Stand Cop, via website

It’s all very well saying that we have six weeks to the August transfer deadline, but by August 27 we’ll have played five Championship games and a cup game against Fleetwood Town. I know it can’t be easy, what with agents and wages etc, but we need players (the right ones) ASAP.

Five league games is in excess of 10 pe cent of the season, and a good start is vital.

Cheerupthingscanonlyget
better, via website

Hopefully, we (Leeds United) will concentrate on a centre-back and a midfield general (in terms of recruitment), but, apparently, (club owner/president) Massimo Cellino is such an authority on the game that he thinks these positions are not important (or too expensive!).

Leeds need cover – but not really at right-back

ak10, via website

I Really don’t think a new right-back should be a priority for Leeds United unless there is some problem with Gaetano Berardi that is being kept secret.

Lewie Coyle looks ready for a run of games at right-back if needed, and Alex Purver did a perfectly good job there (okay, this was in pre-season friendlies) and has played there regularly for the under-21s. But I think he would be okay as a short-term emergency.

The priority must be centre-backs.

If we were starting the season with the current squad it is those positions which would worry me most due to the lack of cover and Sol Bamba’s inconsistency!

I think in most other positions, Garry Monk has enough options that he should be able to find a decent set-up.

Of course, any chance to improve quality in any position should be taken, but the central defence is the weakest part of the team at the moment in my opinion.

Mowatt will do well in no10 role

YorkyPud, via website

It was a poor season last year from Alex Mowatt, but he was played out of position so often.

He has the potential to be a very good player, one who could be our number 10.

His range of passing is good, he’s got a wicked long-range shot, but my grandma is quicker than him.

Hopefully, Garry Monk will play players in their best positions and we can see what some of our boys can really do on the pitch.

Berardi is ‘right kind’ of player

Daveleedsfan, via website

Of all the early foreign imports signed by Massimo Cellino, Gaetano Berardi is the one guy that stands out.

Unlike the other imports, he is solid as well as being a committed player – the type we should want at LS11.

Steer clear of lower leagues

Laggiegoalie, via website

We (Leeds United) have too much cover up front and are thin at the back.

We need to sign a defender of quality; no point getting another player from the lower leagues.

Wabara makes back-up sense

audiwhite, via website

It appears we (Leeds United) are looking at Wigan’s Reece Wabara – another right-back.

I hear some are saying ‘why another right-back?’, but I think it could be cover if Gaetano Berardi is not fit.

We will need back-up for Lewie Coyle if he is played in that position.

Important to get behind Monk

ForeverUnited, via website

I think Garry Monk will be a good manager for Leeds.

It is so important that everybody gets behind him and the team and that we roar them on at Elland Road.

A fresh start is good for everyone and, as long as Massimo Cellino stays in the background, we have a great chance.

I can’t wait for new season to start!

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