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A potential summer target for Leeds from every Premier League club - Part 3

Part 3 looks at potential targets from Newcastle United, Norwich City, Southampton, Stoke City and Sunderland.

Here is the third part looking at potential targets - one from each Premier League club - that Leeds United may want to pursue in some capacity in the summer.

Newcastle United

Like Aston Villa previously, the future of Newcastle's current squad will surely depend on what division they are playing in next term. If they are relegated they may be keen to reward Adam Armstrong for his sensational form this season on loan at Coventry City by giving him an extended run in the first-team. However, if they stay up, they may decide to let Armstrong go out on loan again. And while a return to the third tier would surely not be the best thing for his development, a Championship move may be deemed the perfect route for him to take. His 19 league goals suggest that he could be the kind of goalscorer that Leeds need, as their current top scorer - Mirco Antenucci - is yet to reach double figures this term.

Norwich City

Josh Murphy has spent the season out on loan with MK Dons and has shown during the spell that he has the capability to shine in the Championship, and perhaps has the potential to be a good top flight player in the future also. His return of four goals and five assists from the wing means that he has been slightly more productive than Leeds' strongest wide-man Stuart Dallas - who has two goals but the same number of assists - so the pair working on either flank would result in plenty of chances for Chris Wood.


Given how well Liam Bridcutt has performed this season, United would be foolish to go into next season without a specialised holding midfielder who can dictate play while also breaking up opposition attacks. If Bridcutt's deal is not extended, Saints' Harrison Reed could be an excellent option. The 21-year-old's tackling is very strong but he is also capable of threading an excellent pass. Given the tremendous depth that Southampton boast in that position, they may well not be too against the idea of letting him go permanently if the price is right.

Stoke City

Going after Charlie Adam would be an ambitious move from Leeds. Given how long he has spent in the top flight, his wages would surely be a stumbling block to any deal but as the Scotland international has struggled for opportunities this season, he may not be against the idea of becoming the focal point of a side in the Championship once again, and Stoke may be willing to accept a less financially-lucrative deal to free up space in their squad. His technical ability would make him an automatic starter in Leeds' midfield, and would provide the Whites with the playmaker they have been crying out for for a while now.


As Leeds are arguably short in depth in the goalkeeping department - while Bailey Peacock-Farrell looks an excellent prospect, he is yet to be given a first-team chance - signing a new stopper may be a smart move, even if it is just a loan deal. Jordan Pickford didn't have the best time at Elland Road earlier in the season, as he was sent off in controversial circumstances during his loan spell at Preston but he showed at Deepdale that he could be a fantastic goalkeeper in the future. Once again however, his availability will surely depend on what division the Black Cats are playing in next term.

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