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The major problem Leeds face in attracting quality players

Will quality players want to join a Leeds United team with no prospect of promotion to the Premier League?

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans has suggested to The Yorkshire Post that he wants to sign players in order to make his squad better.

Evans has also suggested that certain players who are underperforming will have to leave.

“For us to do certain things, certain players will need to leave,” the Scotsman told The Yorkshire Post. “This budget is very healthy. Back in July it was a top-six budget and it still is today. The reason you’re not in the top six is because of players, isn’t it? It’s not because you’ve not paid the money.”

Leeds may have the money to attract quality players, but what they do not have is immediate prospect of returning to the Premier League.

The West Yorkshire outfit’s season is pretty much over. The Whites are unlikely to finish in the top six of the Championship, and they have a squad good enough to avoid the drop to League One.

Leeds may be one of the biggest clubs in England, but for the past few years they have been an also-ran in the Championship.

One could argue that in the summer there could be major changes and a proper plan would be put in place, but that is unlikely to attract quality players.

After all, good players are ambitious, and they will be looking for a challenge. Can Leeds provide them with that challenge?

Given how Leeds have failed to finish in the Championship playoffs over the years, top players may not be inclined to move to Elland Road if they get offers from elsewhere.

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