So far this summer, new Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa has added just goalkeeper Jamal Blackman and central midfielder Lewis Baker to his squad, both on loan from Chelsea’s pool of talent.
With Leeds fans becoming increasingly frustrated with the lack of signings at Elland Road, owner Andrea Radrizzani must open his chequebook and bring in players that will fit Bielsa’s system or be able to adapt to it quickly.
The Argentine boss favours a 3-3-1-3 formation, with two of the central midfielders often dropping in to wing-back positions and as such will need versatile players to fill those spots.
New-signing Baker will most likely occupy one of these roles and Bielsa should target Millwall star George Saville to fill the other. Valued at just £1.35m by Transfermarkt, Saville has played both left-back and on each wing in his career so far before settling as a central-midfielder at Millwall. The 25-year-old also added goals to his game last season, netting 10 times in 44 Championship games.
Saville began his career coming through the youth system at Chelsea and, like Baker and Blackman currently are, spent a number of his developing years on loan at league clubs such as Wolves, Brentford and his current club Millwall before they bought him permanently last summer.
His versatility makes him the perfect Bielsa player and a midfield three of Baker, Saville and youngster Ronaldo Vieira would be a formidable force that could finally fire Leeds back to the Premier League.
Radrizzani raiding a rival Championship club would also show Leeds fans that the club are serious about a title challenge now they have employed one of the most respected managers in world football.