Why Leeds United should sign former Queens Park Rangers midfielder Alejandro Faurlin

Garry Monk

Leeds United should make a move for former Queens Park Rangers midfielder Alejandro Faurlin.

Swansea manager Garry Monk

When Garry Monk first took over at Leeds United, one of the first philosophies he spoke of was a desire to play attractive football.

Monk’s limited managerial experience so far has come at Swansea City - a side who are renowned for their patient, passing approach.

It is widely expected that Leeds will adopt a similar style to the Welsh side, with Monk in charge, and to do so effectively they are going to need to make additions.

Leeds already have some technically adept midfielders who will surely be able to fit in with Monk’s preferred style. It is hard to see the likes of Alex Mowatt, Lewis Cook and Luke Murphy struggling to keep possession.

However, some of their options are more workmanlike, and it could be that Leeds need to sign a deep-lying playmaker to effectively make their team tick.

The good news for Leeds is that the perfect option for this role is available, and would not cost them a penny.

Alejandro Faurlin was released from Queens Park Rangers at the end of last season, much to the dismay of the Loftus Road faithful.

QPR's Alejandro Faurlin celebrates with the trophy after winning the Football League Championship Play Off Final

Faurlin was widely regarded as one of the best passers in the Championship, but QPR decided that the Argentine was not part of their plans.

Leeds should now make a move for the 29-year-old, who would surely strengthen their midfield options.

Hull City's Mohamed Diame (L) in action with Queen Park Rangers' Alejandro Faurlin

Faurlin has the ability required to be one of the best players in the Championship, and he would be a marquee addition to Leeds’ squad.

Although the former QPR man has struggled with injury, while he is available on a free transfer he is definitely an attractive addition, and Leeds would be well served to bring him to Elland Road.

QPR's Alejandro Faurlin in action with Ipswich's Kevin Bru

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