Leeds United have successfully secured their place in the Premier League for the upcoming 2020/21 season. However, with that jump from the Championship also meaning an increase in opposition quality, Marcelo Bielsa will be forced to improve the squad as much as possible.
For quite a while, the Whites were indeed linked with a move for Brentford’s Said Benrahma but the rumours have somewhat died down as of late.
Of course, other players such as Rodrigo De Paul have emerged as new targets but it is still surprising that Bielsa would not go for the forward straight away.
At least that’s what Darren Bent thinks about the whole situation. He spoke exclusively to Football Insider and made a couple of comments on Leeds’ reluctance to get Benrahma in as a potential Pablo Hernandez replacement.
Here’s what he had to say: “I honestly thought Benrahma would have been the one. I thought they would’ve got him signed up straight away but they haven’t done that yet, they haven’t managed to do it. It’s going to be interesting but I like what Leeds are doing in the transfer market.”
It seems that overall he is satisfied with what he’s seeing from Bielsa but the Benrahma case is still quite surprising to him. Of course, there’s still time in the window but with some signings already made and other priorities set, that chapter is likely closed already.
If Leeds somehow manage to clinch De Paul’s signature, then, alongside the other signings, Bielsa’s team could still be ready to face the challenges of the Premier League.
Of course, we still don’t know if they are all set but no one can doubt the Argentine’s tactics nor his approach. A new season is almost underway and it really can’t come soon enough.
Let’s wait and see what other deals await Leeds on the market.