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These Leeds United players could ultimately be worth tens of millions to the club

Leeds United have some future superstars in their ranks.

Leeds United had a relatively quiet January transfer window, despite the constant speculation that manager Steve Evans would bring in a whole host of new faces.

There were new additions, with midfielder Toumani Diagouraga being the most notable, but whereas other Championship clubs splashed the cash to make multi-million-pound signings, Leeds owner Massimo Cellino was rather more frugal.

At first glance that could be seen as a failure to invest sufficiently in the squad; then again the Italian could be well aware that while the likes of Middlesbrough and Sheffield Wednesday spend big on ready-made stars, Leeds have players in their ranks who in time will be among the most valuable currently plying their trade in the second tier.

Lewis Cook, Charlie Taylor and Alex Mowatt will all grow into players who could demand huge transfer fees, while right-back Lewie Coyle has the innate ability to become even better than the recently departed Sam Byram.

With goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell also destined for great things, the only area of the field where Leeds are not blessed with a future star is up front, and that is the one position where Cellino would be wise to strengthen.

After all, few would disagree that a player like Jordan Rhodes or Gary Hooper would score regularly playing in this talented young Leeds side.

So while their rivals spend big it will be interesting to see if Leeds can keep hold of their crown jewels for the long haul.

If they can, they would have saved themselves tens of millions and will possess a squad more than capable of returning to the top flight where they rightfully belong.

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