Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani drops hint about transfer targets

Revie Stand, Elland Road. Leeds United v Accrington Stanley, League Cup 2014

Leeds United owner says club want to target young players.

General view inside the stadium before the game - Elland Road Elland Road

Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani has dropped a hint about the club's transfer plans this summer.

The Italian completed his takeover this week and spoke to Radio Yorkshire about his early priorities at Elland Road, which include tying Garry Monk to a new contract.

Leeds United manager Garry Monk before the matchLeeds United manager Garry Monk 

He was asked if he had a specific transfer budget set aside, which he denied - or at least declined to give away - before describing the type of players he wants the club to recruit.

Radrizzani said: "No amount, it depends on type of player and opportunities.

"We want to buy players who are the right kind of age, who can stay here for a few years."

General view inside the stadium before the game - Elland Road Elland Road

This likely means players 27 and under, with a club like German side Red Bull Leipzig a potential team to follow.

The Bundesliga club have attempted to try and focus on buying top talents who are under 23-years-old, with big growth and even resale potential.

Leeds' situation is slightly different due to the gruelling nature of the Championship, with experience essential.

Garry Monk recognised this by time August came around last summer after targeting young players early, moving to bring in Liam Bridcutt and Eunan O'Kane to steady the midfield.

Even so, don't expect too many players who are 30 plus to be signing for Leeds this summer.

Leeds' Eunan O'Kane in action with Nottingham Forest's Michael MancienneLeeds' Eunan O'Kane in action

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