Quick links

Charlton Athletic

Planning for the future - Leeds United should sign Johann Berg Gudmundsson this summer

The Icelandic international is not likely to stick around with Charlton Athletic this summer.

Leeds United boss Steve Evans has made it clear that Leeds will not be bringing in emergency loan signings for the time being.

The club are, despite their recent blip, still some way off relegation and way off of promotion so have very little to play for this season.

With that in mind they have plenty of time to start planning for the new season.

Leeds should be looking to strengthen every position for the future, including the midfield.

Not the centre of midfield. They have a plethora of options in this position, especially if they tie down Liam Bridcutt permanently.

A winger must be the priority from the club. Muzzy Carayol is only on loan and Jordan Botaka has been used sparingly.

Stuart Dallas prefers the left and he is a solid option. So a right winger would be the preferred option.

Perhaps a player who is performing well in a struggling Championship team could be the answer.

Johann Gudmundsson has been excellent for Charlton Athletic in recent times but The Addicks look set to be relegated to League One this season.

That would surely make the Icelandic international available this summer and he would be an excellent acquisition.

He can also play from the left, or through the middle, and Leeds could do with a dependable wide man to add some balance to their team. Left-footed, preferring to cut in from the right, he could eithe rplay as an inside or outside winger with Dallas equally as interchangeable.

This would be a shrewd move from Leeds and Gudmundsson would surely relish the chance to stay in the Championship.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch