Leeds United have lost experienced duo Paul Green and Luke Varney and now the loan window is firmly open, who should they look to bring in?
Under new-ownership, Leeds United could press on and look to bring in quality in the loan market and with two players already allowed to leave and suggestions that one or two more could follow them, it seems like there could be vacancies for players to come into Leeds United in the next few weeks.
Leeds have recorded back-to-back wins, after their seemingly mini-turmoil they look relatively back on track with eyes firmly fixed on the top six. However, without quality reinforcements the top six does look difficult for them to realistically make their mark on.
After losing an attacker and midfielder, it would seem they are key positions McDermott will be looking at, if and when he knows how much he has to play with. After all, there is still a possibility it won't be him in charge once Cellino gets to grips with his new role.
Regardless, we thought we should chip in and offer three players that McDermott should think about in the 'emergency' loan window...
Lewis Baker - Chelsea
Extremely talented young player with the world at his feet, previously a suggestion from us before as a perfect fit for Leeds United due to his dynamic box-to-box style and outstanding long-range capabilities.
He is absolutely key for Chelsea's NextGen side and recently won his first cap for the Chelsea first-team coming on as a substitution against Derby County in the FA Cup.
Harry Kane - Tottenham Hotspur
The England U21 striker has found it difficult to break down the first-team barriers at White Hart Lane despite the lack of goals and could be available for a loan move in this 'emergency' loan window.
Despite not settling into the Tottenham first team, he has been ever-present for England in the past couple of squad selections, scoring three goals in four games at U21 level.
Thomas Eisfeld - Arsenal
A creative midfielder, signing for Arsenal from the prestigious Borussia Dortmund academy is another player that could be allowed out on loan in order to get first team experience.
He has been ever-present for the Gunners development squad this season but apart from a start against West Bromwich Albion in the League Cup, a game he scored in and got remarked as the next Pires, he is yet to make another competitive appearance.
Clearly a talent and could be a huge coup for the Yorkshire side, but there is likely to be a lot of interest in the starlet.
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