Is Will Buckley the attacking wide player that Leeds United have been searching for?

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Leeds United are looking to sign a wide attacker, and Sunderland man Buckley is for sale.

As reported by the Sunderland Echo, Will Buckley is up for sale this summer, with Dick Advocaat keen on getting him off their books.

He has never managed to truly excel in the Premier League, after impressive spells with Watford and Brighton in the Championship, although he is still only 25-years-old, and has shown a wealth of promise in his early career.

Being available for transfer, there will likely be a number of teams looking to sign Buckley this summer - and Leeds United should be one of those teams.

Head coach Uwe Rosler is on the look out for a wide attacker this summer, as per the Yorkshire Evening Post, with a winger the last piece of a well assemble jigsaw.

Rosler has been bringing in a selection of talented players this summer, with English experience vital to ones character traits as much as talent.

However, he has yet to find a suitable winger to sign, and Buckley looks the perfect option.

Able to play on both the right and left, the Englishman is fast and skilful, and holds an impressive attacking record in the Championship. Prior to his move to the Black Cats last summer, he had played 135 games in the second tier, scoring 24 goals and registering eight assists.

He excelled under Gus Poyet at the club, when he played a 4-3-3 system which required high pressing, before struggling under the more reserved Oscar Garcia. He needs to be playing in a team which offers him chances to run at the opposition with space ahead of him, and Leeds look set to play in this sort of system under Rosler.

Sunderland want to sell him, and Leeds are on the market for a winger - and Buckley moving to Elland Road makes sense for all parties.

He is homegrown, experienced in the Championship, has age on his side, and an undeniable talent. All things considered, Buckley looks the perfect target for Rosler, and he is sure to be available for a budget price due to his for sale status.

With the season starting in just under a month, Leeds need to ensure they have completed their transfer business before too long, and making a move for Buckley looks to be the logical step to take for the Championship club.

*article edited for inaccuracies

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