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Five free agent options for Leeds United wide problem - Including Motta and Riera

Former Juventus, Liverpool, Watford, Manchester City, Burnley, Barnsley and Sheffield United players all feature.

Leeds United have recently picked up their form but the club are still seriously lacking in one specific area. Leeds do not have many wide options at the club, with the likes of right-back Sam Byram having to fill in at the role in recent weeks.

Of course the transfer window is now shut, however the loan window reopens soon. There is also the other option, the free agency market.

So who represents the best options for Leeds on a free transfer in their bid to strengthen the weakest area of their team?

Here are five potential options.

Marco Motta

The fact this 28-year-old is without a club is nothing short of a mystery and a real disservice to his talents.

He was released from his contract at Juventus earlier in the week and is capable of playing both at right-midfield and right-back.

He has one Italian cap to his name and with the abundance of Italians already at Leeds, it would be a shrewd and plausible move.

Keith Treacy

The Republic of Ireland international was released from his contract at fellow Yorkshire club Barnsley midway through January.

A member of the Burnley team that got them promoted to the Premier League last season he certainly would be a good local option.

Albert Riera

The former Liverpool and Watford left-hand-side man was released by Udinese in November after reportedly missing a game to play poker.

Riera, who also had a spell at Manchester City, does still posses a gem of a left foot if Leeds wanted to gamble on his temperament.

David Carney

Another player with Yorkshire links, the Australian international is a former Sheffield United man. He was released by Newcastle Jets in December.

He recently had a trial at Iranian side Persepolis but remains a free agent should Leeds be keen.


This is perhaps the glory option. The Portuguese international is still without a contract since his deal with Espanyol came to an end in the summer.

He has 85 caps for his country and the 35-year-old can play on either side of the midfield.

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