'They'll be punished' - Leeds United urged to land £62m sensation this summer

Leeds United have looked right at home back in the Premier League season, and could finish the 2020/21 campaign with a top-half finish, should results go their way over the course of the final handful of matches.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 11:47 am

The Whites went big in the transfer window last summer, spending close to £100m on new talent, with the likes of forward Rodrigo, Germany international Robin Koch, and star signing Raphinha all arriving at Elland Road.

Speaking to Football Insider, pundit Kevin Campbell responded to recent speculation that Leeds could be interested in Sevilla winger Lucas Ocampos, and claimed:

“If Leeds are going to improve next season they need to upgrade a few players in the squad.

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Pundit urges Leeds United to sign Sevilla's Lucas Ocampos . (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Pool via Getty Images)

“Leeds need to upgrade and in Ocampos, they could make a big upgrade. He is definitely the level of player they will look to go for.

“They have had a taste of the Premier League and they know if they don’t take their chances, they’ll get punished.”

The 26-year-old has enjoyed a stellar campaign with Sevilla thus far, scoring seven goals and providing four assists. Capable of playing on either wing, the versatile Argentina international could, arguably, be an upgrade on Helder Costa.

However, despite Campbell's claims that Costa will be moved on in the summer, there is currently little concrete evidence to support this.

Meanwhile, Leeds are gearing up for their weekend clash against relegation-bound Sheffield United, in what could be an ideal opportunity for Marcelo Bielsa's side to pick up another three points, with just nine games of the season left to play.