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Exclusive: Carlton Palmer expects Leeds to challenge for the top six under Bielsa

In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, former Leeds United midfielder Carlton Palmer has tipped his old side to challenge for the top six under manager Marcelo Bielsa next season.

The Whites have had a great campaign this term following their promotion from the Championship. After 29 games, they currently sit in 11th place on 39 points, all but securing their status as a Premier League outfit.

Undoubtedly, things are going well for Bielsa and Leeds, and Palmer is expecting them to push on if the Argentinian manager is backed in the summer transfer window.

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Speaking exclusively to FFC about what Leeds could achieve next season, the ex-England international said:

I would think that if Bielsa stays next season at Leeds United, he will have been guaranteed funds to push Leeds United. I would think next season, he‘d be looking to push Leeds United in the top six, top seven.”

Last summer, the Yorkshire club brought in the likes of Raphinha and Diego Llorente, with the former impressing particularly. In 24 league appearances, the Brazilian has scored six goals and provided five assists and is now being linked with a move to rivals Manchester United. If Leeds can acquire similar quality in the next window, then they may be able to go up another level.

Next up for them in the Premier League is a home clash against bottom-of-the-table Sheffield United.

Article title: Exclusive: Carlton Palmer expects Leeds to challenge for the top six under Bielsa

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