Are Leeds United plotting a marquee signing?

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Elland Road on October 17, 2015 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United are yet to make their move in the transfer market.

Gianluigi Buffon during the 'Partita Del Cuore' Charity Match at Allianz Stadium on May 27, 2019 in Turin, Italy.

Leeds United have been linked with a couple of outlandish moves over the past few days.

First came the shock links with Gianluigi Buffon, The Mail reported, before Goal claimed Leeds could look to tempt Francesco Totti out of retirement.


Both rumours won't go anywhere, but it would not stop the Whites from having made enquiries.

It's important to remember Leeds are entering their centenary year and have extra reason to want to make a marquee signing, a big name.

Owner Andrea Radrizzani has already proved he is capable of tempting big names to Leeds. Just look at manager Marcelo Bielsa.

Marcelo Bielsa the head coach

The Whites also managed to lure Real Madrid stopper Kiko Casilla to Elland Road.

So it would be no surprise if Leeds are exploring the market to look for a big name to mark the club's 100th anniversary, and lift spirits after just missing out on promotion.

Leeds are already linked with Wolves winger Helder Costa, BBC Sport report.

Yet perhaps there's an even bigger name around the corner. Don't expect Buffon or Totti, but Leeds may have another ace up their sleeve. Perhaps even in time for July and the kit announcement.

AS Roma players hold up Francesco Totti after his last match after the Serie A match between AS Roma and Genoa CFC at Stadio Olimpico on May 28, 2017 in Rome, Italy.

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