Chris Eagles: The ex-Manchester United free agent winger Leeds United have to consider

Bloomfield Road, Blackpool, at night

Why winger shy Leeds should look at Chris Eagles.

Leeds United had a solid transfer window, signing three players on loan despite the transfer ban, and keeping hold of their star players.

They also shifted deadwood like Michael Tonge, David Norris and Noel Hunt out, with Stephen Warnock's sale the main controversy.

The one glaring miss could be the failure to sign a winger, despite adding 6ft 4 striker Edgar Cani.

Yet the possibility of adding to their squad is not over, depending on if the club want to scour the free agent market. If they do, there is one player who should be particularly tempting - Chris Eagles.

Eagles is a free agent?

Eagles was released by Championship strugglers Blackpool in late January, reported The BBC, having fallen out of favour since joining in November.

He made seven appearances for the Tangerines, scoring once in a 2-2 draw with league leaders Bournemouth.

Eagles is still only 29-years-old, and has Premier League experience from a successful stint with Bolton Wanderers earlier in his career.

Why Leeds?

Eagles can fill a need for the club, with their physically imposing strikers Steve Morison and Edgar Cani in need of service. The club have struggled to score goals aerially this season, but have recently abandoned their diamond formation, yet lack quality service from wide areas.

The free agent has the temperament to play in front of the large Elland Road crowd, with his experience, and even was on the winning side at the stadium once as a youngster for Manchester United.

Key stat 

For Blackpool this season, Eagles created an average of 1.4 goalscoring chances per game.

The only player to better than in the Leeds United squad is Alex Mowatt (1.52), with Luke Murphy next best (1.25) and Adryan (1.09).

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