Leeds should make a loan swoop for Watford’s Steven Berghuis

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Leeds United should move to loan the Watford summer signing.

Leeds United have already started their January transfer business, but there are areas in their squad that still need improving.

The wing positions are still lacking in top quality and depth, and even though Mustapha Carayol was brought in on loan, he is not a fix-all solution.

He scored on his debut, but the lack of another top quality winger is a real blow to Steve Evans, seeing as his 4-1-4-1 system relies heavily on wide play.

Stuart Dallas has flashes of excellence but is regularly distinctly average, whilst Sam Byram is still not a natural attacking winger.

Signing another winger in January should be a priority, and Watford’s Steven Berghuis is the perfect option.

A highly rated left-footed winger, Berghuis was signed by the Hornets over the summer, arriving to much fanfare and excitement from Watford fans.

However, his career at Vicarage Road has not gone exactly as planned, as he looks to get up to speed with the English game.

He has managed only 87 minutes of action in the Premier League, and his first start for the club came only last weekend, when he was given the chance to impress in the FA Cup third round tie against Newcastle.

Berghuis did look talented, and his delivery of the ball was top class, although he was pushed off the ball fairly easily.

Berghuis arrived at Watford from AZ Alkmaar in the Eredivisie, where he played 92 games, scoring 21 goals and creating 18 more.

This is the sort of form that he needs to replicate in England, and a spell in the Championship at a team who focus play upon wingers would be perfect for him.

He would bring trickery on the ball and an excellent delivery to Evans’ team, and Leeds’ use of a target man would be far more effective with Berghuis in their ranks.

A loan move for Berghuis seems most likely this month given his lack of chances with Watford, and Leeds should rush to the front of the queue to secure his services for the remainder of the season.

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