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Salerno comments on Leeds promotion chances, suggests where players are still needed

Former Leeds United sporting director Nicola Salerno has admitted that he doesn't know if the club can get promoted next season.

Former Leeds United sporting director Nicola Salerno told Sky Sports that he doesn’t know if promotion is a realistic aim for the club next season.

The Italian has been relieved of his duties at Elland Road and he’s also offered up a suggestion of where he feels the team still needs to be improved under head coach Uwe Rosler, before the start of the campaign.

“It is impossible to know if Leeds can be promoted with Cellino now because we don’t know the team they will have next season,” he told Sky Sports.

“The current team with three or four new players – they need a striker, a midfielder and a few defenders – would certainly be a good team.”

Should promotion be the main aim?

There’s no real reason it shouldn’t be.

Leeds do have some squad issues but they have the infrastructure and variety of players needed to be able to maintain a challenge in and around the top six for the majority of the campaign.

Rosler needs to get his message and philosophy across to the players quickly, but the top six is not beyond the club’s reach if they add sensibly over the rest of the summer and get off to a good start in the next Championship season.

Can Leeds be confident of further signings?

The club have already made some brilliant signings in the transfer market, with Charlie Horton, Lee Erwin and Sol Bamba all secured on permanent contracts.

The staff behind the scenes at the club appear to be working extremely hard to get the right deals in place for Rosler and hopefully they can take the club forward significantly over the coming months.

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