The transfer window is officially closed but Leeds United are reportedly still eyeing moves for the future.
In a matter of days Leeds have been linked with two exciting attackers, Canadian striker Cyle Larin and Japanese attacker Yosuke Ideguchi [reported by ESPN].
The Whites already have a strong squad, but Larin and Ideguchi could each add to their options and strengthen a side pushing to earn promotion.
But beyond that, the duo represent part of a potential masterplan by owner Andrea Radrizzani to spread the club's global reach.
Prior to taking over at Leeds, Radrizzani led the rise of media rights empire MP & Silva, which distribute ownership of major sporting events in countries across the globe, from football to Formula 1 to NFL.
Radrizzani's company has major sway in Asia and North America, and it is no surprise he appears to be looking to these markets to sign players which can enhance Leeds' global appeal and establish their footprint.
He has not rushed into this, with the moves left until now for consideration, as supplemental options after an already strong transfer window.
The Sun on Sunday [p60 10/9] reported Leeds would consider paying £2 million for Larin, who has scored 25 goals in 56 MLS games.
He is 22 and Japan international Ideguchi is 21, and while there would be a business element to adding them both, a shrewd one, each of them have the talent to justify Leeds taking a low cost gamble which they would likely quickly make back from commercial revenues.
The duo could be just part of Radrizzani's grand masterplan at Leeds, where he is only just getting started.
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