Pundit View: Leeds United already taking David Prutton’s advice on board

David Prutton believes that Leeds United need to strengthen the spine of their team as he stated that the club need to improve on three vital positions in his Yorkshire Evening Post article.

The former midfielder watched the Whites fall at the final hurdle this season in their quest to return to the Premier League, and he believes he knows which positions need strengthening if the Yorkshire club are to go up next season.

What’s been said?

Prutton highlighted a few areas that Leeds need to improve in.

“In terms of what Leeds need, the team has done tremendously well to be as consistent as they have but I would look straight down the middle of the team. Go and get a goalscorer? Yes. A creative midfielder? Yes. And if you can get another central defender then, yes.

“We saw that Patrick Bamford still had questions to answer when Kemar Roofe was out of the team. They lacked a real goalscorer. Centrally, Kalvin Phillips has done wonderfully well but I would put another player in there to make sure the good work that he and Pablo Hernandez do is complemented by maybe someone with a bit of dynamism.

“And then centrally in defence, someone that can lead from the back. Liam Cooper has done a great job this season and Pontus Jansson has as well at times but collectively it’s consistency and performance and decision making at the most important times that let them down so that’s what they need to look at.”

Already moving

The 37-year-old has highlighted three positions that Leeds have already been looking to strengthen in.

It is very easy to see where the Whites need to strengthen, and luckily they are already moving in that direction.

Yoann Barbet has been linked with the club in order to strengthen the defence. Luke Freeman and Eberechi Eze, two players with renowned dynamic and creative qualities, have been identified as candidates to strengthen the midfield.

Up top, meanwhile, Leeds have been linked with a whole host of strikers including Michael Frey, Sam Gallagher and Eamonn Brophy.

Prutton isn’t the only man who believes Marcelo Bielsa’s side need to strengthen in those areas as the transfer committee clearly agree with his view.