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Predicted Leeds United XI for 2016/17: Featuring Antonsson, Bartley

Swansea City Manager Garry Monk

A look at how Leeds United could line up next season.

Swansea manager Garry MonkLeeds manager Garry Monk

Leeds United clinched their first summer signing this week, with Marcus Antonsson kick starting the Garry Monk era.

He is unlikely to be the only new face through the door either, with the Yorkshire Evening Post reporting the club are hopeful of snapping up Swansea defender Kyle Bartley on a season long loan.

Swansea's Kyle Bartley in action with Liverpool's Daniel SturridgeSwansea's Kyle Bartley in action with Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge

Here is a look at how the Whites could line up on the first day of the season under Monk...

Bartley's arrival would prompt a tough call at centre-back, with Sol Bamba potentially missing out. Monk is yet to declare who his new captain would be, and the new head coach may prefer the younger duo of Cooper and Bartley.

Leeds United's Toumani Diagouraga comes on as a substituteLeeds United's Toumani Diagouraga comes on as a substitute

Toumani Diagouraga and Lewis Cook pick themselves at present as first choice in central midfield, although if Liam Bridcutt is re-signed after a successful loan spell last year, it could complicate the selection choice.

Antonsson and Wood may well be given a chance to play together up front, but it is on the right wing where Leeds look bare, with only the unproven Jordan Botaka a natural fit in the position.

Leeds could well look to strengthen here before the season kicks off in August.

Leeds United's Jordan Botaka applauds the fans after the matchLeeds United's Jordan Botaka applauds the fans after the match

 

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