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Why Leeds United should make a move for Crystal Palace's Mile Jedinak

Crystal Palace's Mile Jedinak at the end

Leeds United are currently interested in signing Sunderland midfielder Liam Bridcutt.

Australia's Mile Jedinak (R)

With Leeds United’s chase of Sunderland midfielder Liam Bridcutt continuing to rumble on, Garry Monk should turn his attention to trying to sign Mile Jedinak.

Leeds have made Bridcutt one of their top targets this summer, but they are struggling to agree a price for the central-midfielder.

Sunderland want over £1.5 million for Bridcutt (Chronicle), and Leeds are not willing to meet the asking price.

Leeds Bridcutt

With the new campaign drawing ever closer, and Leeds in need of adding a central midfielder, it may be time to move on.

The Whites should now target Jedinak, as they are likely to be more successful in a pursuit of the Australian.

Crystal Palace are said by the Daily Mail to be willing to offload Jedinak on a cut price deal.

The Australian international has been deemed surplus to requirements at Selhurst Park, but he could be perfect for Leeds.

Crystal Palace's Mile Jedinak at the end

Jedinak would add steel to Leeds’ midfield, and he would also have the experience to help some of the younger players in the squad.

Garry Monk has spoken about the importance of bringing in players like Rob Green and Pablo Hernandez for their leadership credentials, and Jedinak would only add more knowhow.

The 32-year-old has captained Palace, and knows exactly what it takes to get promoted from the Championship.

If Palace are willing to sell, the deal looks like a very attractive one for Leeds - and it would go some way to helping them to replace Lewis Cook.

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