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Noel Whelan responds when asked how many players Leeds must sign this summer

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Noel Whelan believes Leeds need 'four or five' new players this summer.

Former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan has told BBC Radio Leeds that the Whites need up to five new signings to challenge for promotion next season.

The Whites drew 1-1 at home to Fulham on Tuesday night, as Lewis Cook's long range thunderbolt cancelled out Tom Cairney's opener for Fulham.

It now means that Leeds have won just one of the last ten Championship games under Steve Evans, yet fans are consistently being told that they will challenge for promotion next season.

Evans recently told the Yorkshire Evening Post that, if he's backed in the transfer market, he will take Leeds back to the Premier League for the first time since their relegation from the top flight in 2004.

Right now, the Leeds side looks a million miles away from a promotion push, which begs the question; how many signings does Evans need this summer to make his claims a reality?

That question has now been asked to former Leeds striker Noel Whelan, who takes a keen interest in his hometown club as a summariser on BBC Radio Leeds.

Whelan suggested that Leeds need as many as five 'quality' signings this summer, and wants to see a new centre back, attacking midfielder and two new strikers snapped up before the start of next season.

"You're talking four or five players with quality," said Whelan when asked how many new faces Evans must sign this summer. "And they cost money. First of all, you definitely need goalscorers. You need two at least, who are going to be there chipping in with 15 to 20 goals each during the season."

"We need more creative midfield players; a number 10 who can open doors for these strikers, as well as another centre half," he added.

How many new signings do you think Leeds need to sign this summer?

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