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A potential summer target for Leeds from every Premier League club - Part 4

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This part looks at potential targets from Swansea City, Tottenham, Watford, West Brom and West Ham.

Here is the final part looking at potential targets - one from every Premier League club - that Leeds United may want to pursue at the end of this season.

Swansea City

Stephen Kingsley has just started to make an impression in the Swans' first-team, but may find himself down the pecking order again if the team is busy in the summer. His natural position of left-back would make him the back-up option for Charlie Taylor that the club have been lacking this season, but the fact that he can also play centre-back may make a loan deal more worthwhile than just being at Elland Road as cover for Taylor.

Tottenham Hotspur

Dominic Ball has been excellent on loan at Rangers this season, but the step up from Scottish Championship to the periphery of Spurs' squad may still be too big and thus, Mauricio Pochettino may be looking to send him out again next season. His ability to play across the defence or in defensive midfield would make him a great addition as his arrival would mean that the Whites have secured cover for several positions in one signing so can switch their attention to other concerns.


Although his time at Reading has been unspectacular goalscoring-wise - though he has often been played in an attacking midfield role rather than up front - Matej Vydra has proven that he can be lethal in the Championship and thus, may be worth going after at the end of the season. With Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo ahead of him at Vicarage Road, Quique Sanchez Flores may not mind letting the player leave permanently. And if he can rediscover his best goalscoring form, he could prove to be an excellent player to work with Chris Wood.

West Bromwich Albion

At 34, Rickie Lambert would not be a long-term option in the slightest. However, if he was able to enjoy something like his best form for one season, Leeds may be in a good position this time next year. His physical presence helped make him ruthless in front of goal during his time in the Championship with Southampton, but he is also one of the best at finishing chances off. And with pace - the main attribute that diminishes as a forward gets older - being the one thing Lambert never really had anyway, it is unlikely that age will have forced him to adapt his game too much.

However, Tony Pulis may want to keep the forward at the Hawthorns for another year, despite not giving him many opportunities this term. And if he was to join, it would be difficult for the manager to justify picking him over Chris Wood.

West Ham

Reece Oxford's age may mean that he is pigeon-holed as the kind of signing that frustrates fans who want arrivals who are ready for the first-team rather than players who boast potential - especially if they are on loan so will not realise their potential at the club - but his performances for the Hammers suggests that he already has the ability to shine in the Championship.

On his Premier League debut, he kept Mesut Ozil and the rest of Arsenal's attack so quiet that Slaven Bilic's men were able to come away from the Emirates with a 2-0 win. And what made that performance all the more impressive was the fact that he was not playing in his favoured position of centre-back. His ability on the ball suggests that he could be a Bridcutt replacement if required, but would also mean that he would bring the composure that Leeds' central defenders have sometimes lacked.

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