Leeds could be making a costly error in the transfer window if they sign Bamba and Becchio

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Leeds United could regret bringing in Sol Bamba and Luciano Becchio during the January transfer window.

Strong rumours are starting to emerge that Leeds United are interested in signing Sol Bamba and Luciano Becchio, but the pair are not what the club need. 

Bamba and Becchio are on Neil Redfearn's wish list, but it is hard to see either offering much to the side that they don't already have. 

The duo may have Championship experience, but they fulfil roles in the squad which are already taken and it is hard to see them having too much of an impact.

Bamba, who has played in England's second tier with Leicester City before, has been away from the country some time and there are question marks over his quality in any case. 

Redfearn has encouraged Leeds to play a possession-based style of football since taking over and Bamba doesn't fit in with a team looking to build from the back.

Despite being a robust operator, his lack of technical ability is a major drawback to his game and it was ultimately what forced him out of contention at Leicester. 

Added to this, Leeds's centre-back options are already strong. The likes of Liam Cooper and Jason Pearce appear to be perfectly capable of playing at Championship level, while Giuseppe Bellusci has shown flashes of quality since arriving.

Dario Del Fabro has also started to show his worth and his development would only be blocked by the arrival of another centre-back at Elland Road.

Becchio, meanwhile, would join an already bloated forward line at the Yorkshire club if he was to sign.

Leeds have the likes of Mirco Antenucci, Souleymane Doukara, Adryan, Steve Morison and Billy Sharp to choose from up front and those options should be good enough for any Championship side.

Although a number of the aforementioned quintet have struggled for goals, Redfearn would be better off focusing on getting the best out of what he has rather than bringing in a new addition.

In any case, signing a striker who has not shown any sort of form since leaving Leeds back in 2013 does not seem like the solution to their current problems.

The Whites have to be cautious with their transfer spending, due to the transfer embargo they are currently under, and it is hard not to think that they are missing the real issues in their squad if they opt to sign Becchio and Bamba, which could prove costly at the end of the season. 

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