Leeds United have been linked with some potentially fantastic signings this summer.
The Daily Star reported a list of apparent transfer targets that Leeds United manager had supposedly handed to Massimo Cellino ahead of the summer transfer window.
The paper states that Redfearn’s message to Cellino is that the Leeds squad needs some genuine quality with the list suggesting that he’s keen on three potentially huge signings in Tom Ince, Joey Barton and Charlie Adam.
With regards to Ince (owned by Hull City), it’s difficult to see how Leeds can present themselves as a better proposition to him.
Leeds are a massive football club, but the Daily Mail has reported this morning that Derby (where he played on loan last season) are already working on a deal to keep him.
There is also a chance that Ince could stay with parent club Hull City, who are battling for their survival in the Premier League.
If they stay up, then the proposition of staying in the top flight and playing Premier League football is more appealing than dropping back down to the Championship, whether that’s with Derby or Leeds.
Joey Barton of Queens Park Rangers is certainly a player who would improve the quality and experience in the middle of Leeds United’s team.
He’s someone who would be able to help nurture the younger players, while he could be open to a move with QPR likely to be relegated.
However, he’s proven to be a temperamental player over the course of the club, which could create friction if he disagrees with anything Cellino says or any of the decisions he makes.
Charlie Adam of Stoke City would be a magnificent signings, but the Scot gave no indication that he was looking to leave when he appeared as a co-host on talkSPORT earlier this week.
According to transfermarkt his contract doesn’t expire until 2016, which means a fee would likely have to be paid, which isn’t something Leeds can consider at the moment.