3 transfer priorities Leeds United should have throughout August

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There has already been plenty of business done by Leeds United this summer transfer window, to provide much needed depth to certain areas of the first-team squad.

Jesse Marsch’s options in central midfield, right-back and on the wing are among those to have been boosted, with a number of eye-catching signings arriving at the club.

However, there is still business that needs to be done by the club before the window closes at the start of September, if they are to be at their most competitive in the coming campaign.

So with that in mind, we’ve taken a look at three transfer priorities Leeds should be focusing on over the course of the next month, right here.

Centre forward

A major problem for Leeds last season, was the lack of goals they scored in the injury enforced absence of Patrick Bamford.

Without any alternative senior options to lead the line as a natural in that position, a new centre forward with a proven goalscoring record at the top level felt like a must this summer, to ensure the club could remain competitive this season, even if Bamford is unavailable.

Despite being linked with a number of candidates to fill that role, another addition in that area is yet to be found, something all around the club will be keen to see change as soon as possible.

Left-back

As things stand, Leeds are set to go into Saturday’s opening day clash with Wolves, without a senior left-back fit and available.

Junior Firpo and Stuart Dallas are both out injured, while Leif Davis has been sold to Ipswich Town, meaning the club are now badly in need of some cover for that side of their defence.

Indeed, with Firpo having struggled during his debut campaign with Leeds last season, some addition cover and competition for the Barcelona man when he is fit, to keep him sharp and Leeds strong, mean a deal in this area could be important even once those players have completed their recoveries.

Goalkeeper

While there are unlikely to be many of a Leeds persuasion arguing with the decision to let go of Kiko Casilla, it does mean that the club may need to consider the signing of another ‘keeper.

The Spaniard’s departure leaves just 22-year-old Illan Meslier and 21-year-old Kristoffer Klaesson as the goalkeeping options available to Marsch in his first-team squad, meaning some more experience in that position could be required.

Not only would that provide the aforementioned duo with some useful insight as they look to progress in their career, it would also offer some more reliable back-up for Meslier at Elland Road, which could potentially allow Klaesson to go out and earn some useful game time with a loan move elsewhere.

Which of these positions do Leeds need to add to most?

Centre Forward

Left-back

Goalkeeper

Somewhere else