While the Premier League and Championship could be back up and running next month, in Scotland the 2019/20 campaign has already been concluded. The knock-on effects will likely be felt both sides of the border. While Scottish clubs could see selling players to England as a way of bringing in income during such a difficult period financially, conversely English clubs may see Scotland as a market where they are able to recruit gems without breaking the bank.
Click and scroll through to see the SPFL stars who could interest Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa.
1. James Tavernier - Rangers
The right-back had a tough time after the winter break. It led to question marks over whether Rangers needed to upgrade at right-back (plus other positions). Another who has had reported interest from English sides. Photo: MIGUEL RIOPA
2. Aaron Hickey - Hearts
The 17-year-old has been linked with a raft of clubs, including Bayern Munich, Celtic and Manchester City. Other reported interest from Crystal Palace and Southampton. With the player entering the final year of his contract teams will see an opportunity to recruit one of the most talented teenagers in the UK. Photo: Mark Runnacles
3. Martin Boyle - Hibs
The winger was meant to be representing Australia at this summer’s Copa America. Has made huge strides in his development in recent years. One of the most dangerous and quickest players in Scotland. Photo: Jordan Pix
4. Stephen O’Donnell - Kilmarnock
The right-back turned down a contract extension at Kilmarnock opening up a path for a move to England. He previously played for Luton Town but is now a Scotland international and used to rampaging runs down the flank. Photo: Ian MacNicol
5. Lewis Ferugson - Aberdeen
Tenacious, passionate, winning mentality. He was trusted by manager Derek McInnes from a young age. Has played as the deepest player in the midfield and more recently as a No.10. Best position is likely to be a No.8. Photo: Mark Runnacles
6. Vaclav Hladky - St Mirren
The Czech goalkeeper is out of contract. St Mirren are keen to hold on to him after emerging as a key player but Hladky has previously talked of wanting to play in England. Would be a shrewd pick-up as he is one of the most rounded and reliable No.1s in the league. Photo: Mark Runnacles