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Who could be following Chris Wood to Leeds United?

A look at who Leeds United could sign next.

Leeds United's summer transfer business is off to a great start, with the club confirming Chris Wood as their fourth addition.

He joins Charlie Horton, Sol Bamba and Lee Erwin in arriving in time for the first week of pre-season, and the club are likely not done.

They will have to ship unwanted players out, of which there could be several, but there are still gaps in the squad to be filled.

One player who could be incoming is youngster Adam Drury, who was on Manchester City's books, and joined the club as a trialist for pre-season on Wednesday, as reported by The BBC. 

The youngster could turn out to be worthy addition, but it could still be argued the club are in greater need of experience in midfield.

With Rodolph Austin released, Leeds are reliant on teenagers Lewis Cook and Alex Mowatt reproducing their outstanding form from last season. 

Joey Barton was linked but discussed by the Yorkshire Evening Post as being too expensive in terms of wages despite being available on a free transfer. Leeds missed out on Icelandic international Birkir Bjarnason who signed with Serie A side Torino instead.

Also on the radar is Chris Wood's former Leicester teammate Liam Moore, with the England under-21 centre back open to a Championship loan move to play first team football, as reported the Yorkshire Post, but his future is likely to hinge on the appointment of the Foxes next manager, with Nigel Pearson sacked just over 24 hours ago.

A winger available to play on the left should be a priority. Leeds have Nicky Ajose and Lewis Walters as possibilities, but both are unproven at Championship level, and if the club are serious about a promotion challenge, this is where they need to direct their resources.

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