Italian journalist tips profile of Leeds January transfer market priority

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Should Leeds United move for a British midfielder in January?

It's all change at Leeds, with Darko Milanic sacked and Neil Redfearn set to replace him. 

Two months remain before the transfer window opens, and performances will undoubtedly dictate potential plans.

With the season well underway and Leeds off the pace in the promotion chase, it's possible that lessons learned from the appointment of Milanic will aid the club in the market.

A need for an instant transition, is likely to mean Leeds look closer to home for recruits, rather than out to Italy as they did during the summer so frequently.

Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli believes this will be the club's main priority, telling Radio Yorkshire:

"They will need some experience, may be with experience in England. I think that the first target will be a midfielder.

"I think they will look in the British market, they need to find someone who knows English football."

Leeds' best midfielders in recent weeks have been Alex Mowatt and Lewis Cook, two teenagers, and so adding in a quality player with experience would make sense, certainly in easing the pressure on the duo.

In terms of making a new addition, the club could do with shifting out of favour or under performing players like Michael Tonge or Luke Murphy. Doing so could free up wages and even bring in small fees to help finance any potential deals.

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