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Bringing in Ian Broomfield could be huge for Leeds United

General view inside the stadium before the game - Elland Road

Leeds United are keen to re-appoint Ian Broomfield.

Earlier this week the Daily Star reported Leeds United are looking at appointing Ian Broomfield as head of recruitment.

Broomfield has been working for Tottenham Hotspur and is partially credited with helping secure the services of MK Dons gem Dele Alli.

England's Dele Alli in actionEngland's Dele Alli in action

He would be a real coup for Leeds United, especially as he has a proven track record of success at the club already.

Broomfield, 66, has a history of signing bargains, going right back to his spell at Elland Road.

Speaking to The Independent in 2004 after quitting Leeds to join David O'Leary at Aston Villa, Broomfield picked out three deals he made at Leeds which he was particularly proud of.

He said: "We try to find players who are bronze or silver and turn them into silver and gold. We did it at Leeds with Olivier Dacourt, Michael Bridges and Eirik Bakke.

"But it's becoming harder to find players in this country. For a similar price to someone from the lower divisions you can take the best of the Dutch, Czech or French Under-21s."

Eirik Bakke - Leeds United in action against Graham Alexander - Preston North EndEirik Bakke - Leeds United in action against Graham Alexander - Preston North End

Bakke and Dacourt were big successes at Leeds, and Bridges had the potential to be talked about as one of the Premier League's best strikers of his era, had his career not been wrecked by a succession of serious injuries.

If Broomfield could help Leeds sign a similar standard of players, whichever league they come from, his appointment would be the latest in a series of smart decisions made behind the scenes at the club.

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