Triple deal not enough for Leeds United

Thomas Christiansen

Leeds are closing in on a triple swoop.

Leeds United are closing in on three signings, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Samu Saiz's transfer is agreed subject to a medical, and Caleb Ekuban and Ezgjan Alioski are tipped to follow.

The trio would help transform a side which managed fewer shots on target than any team in the Championship last season.

It would be a show of attacking intent, but Leeds cannot leave their spending there.

 There is still a major hole to be plugged at centre-back, with only Pontus Jansson and Liam Cooper serious options at the position next season.

Pontus Jansson of Leeds United celebrates after the gamePontus Jansson may play like a one man army at times, but needs help

Giuseppe Bellusci may be with the squad for now, but don't bet on this remaining the case by time the season kicks off.

Luke Ayling can play at centre-back too, and this could become more regular if new signing Vurnon Anita plays at right-back, but already the Whites look stretched defensively not taking into account suspensions and injuries.

Leeds have scant quality in the under-23s ready to step up, and new signings are a must.

Elland RoadIt has been a hectic month at Elland Road

A replacement for Charlie Taylor is also necessary, even though Gaetano Berardi can play at left-back, Leeds need an alternate option.

The Whites' spending shows ambition given the European sides who were after Saiz and Alioski. Ekuban is more of a gamble, but one they can afford to take considering they already have the league's top scorer at their disposal.

But until they can add defensive reinforcements, this squad will have a lop sided and unfinished feel to it, and leaving it too close to the season's kick-off to address would not be a smart move.

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