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Leeds United should make an ambitious swoop for Slovakian star Ondrej Duda

Leeds United have money to spend having sold Sam Byram.

Steve Evans has just over a week of the transfer window to strengthen his Leeds side, with funds to spend.

The Whites have just sold Sam Byram to West Ham United, and are making plans to bring in recruits.

A new full-back is imperative, given Byram’s departure, but Evans has made it clear which position he wants to improve.

The Yorkshire Evening Post linked Leeds with Celtic’s Tom Rogic last week, with Evans wanting to sign a ‘pure number 10’ to act as the main playmaker in his team.

Leeds lack that sort of player, but Rogic is not leaving Celtic any time soon, and Evans needs to target someone else.

This is where Duda comes in, and Leeds should make an ambitious swoop to sign the Slovakian star.

Duda, 21, currently plays for Legia Warsaw and the Slovakian national team, and is considered one of the best prospects currently in Eastern European football.

Despite this, he is continually overlooked by bigger clubs, and the Whites should move right now to sign him. Transfermarkt value him at £2.45 million, which is a perfectly acceptable fee for Massimo Cellino to splash out on a player who could realistically be sold for upwards of £15 million in a few years if his development continues on its current path.

He is a natural number 10 who can also play slightly deeper or as a forward, and his passing and vision are exceptional. He generally makes the correct decision in the final third, and whilst physically weaker than he should be, his footballing brain makes up for such problems.

Duda has all the skills to be a star of the future, and Leeds should be doing all they can to sign him before the end of this month, and before bigger clubs swoop for him.

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