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For the primary time since 2018/19, Leeds will begin a brand new season with out the steerage of Marcelo Bielsa. Nowadays, it is Jesse Marsch calling the photographs at Elland Highway.

The American managed to steer Leeds away from the relegation zone final season and, after some main upheaval within the switch market, now has the duty of main an assault on the highest half of the Premier League desk.

There are numerous unknowns about Leeds heading into this new marketing campaign, however this is a have a look at what you possibly can count on.

The most important information at Elland Highway this summer time has involved outgoings. Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips each departed in profitable offers to Barcelona and Man Metropolis respectively, leaving Leeds with out the 2 gamers who many followers would have described as their high duo.

These in cost have not been afraid to reinvest that cash, nonetheless, with fascinating strikes for Brenden Aaronson, Tyler Adams and Luis Sinisterra headlining what guarantees to be an intriguing rebuild.

Numbers topic to vary earlier than finish of switch window

1) Illan Meslier
2) Luke Ayling
3) Junior Firpo
4) Adam Forshaw
5) Robin Koch
6) Liam Cooper
7) Brenden Aaronson
8) Marc Roca
9) Patrick Bamford
11) Jack Harrison
12) Tyler Adams
13) Kristoffer Klaesson
14) Diego Llorente
15) Stuart Dallas
16) Sonny Perkins
17) Helder Costa
18) Darko Gyabi
19) Rodrigo
20) Daniel James
21) Pascal Struijk
23) Luis Sinisterra
25) Rasums Kristensen
30) Joe Gelhardt
33) Leo Fuhr Hjelde
37) Cody Drameh
38) Crysencio Summerville
42) Sam Greenwood
43) Mateusz Klich
44) Mateusz Bogusz

Star participant

With Phillips and Raphinha gone, you possibly can’t assist however really feel like Leeds are going to want a full workforce effort to get by this yr. That being mentioned, a return to type (and health) for striker Patrick Bamford could be a really welcome reward.

After 17 targets and eight assists in 2020/21, Bamford was restricted to simply two targets in 9 video games final yr. It is no marvel Leeds struggled, and if he cannot shake these points off, then look to winger Jack Harrison to attempt to shoulder the vast majority of the load.

One to look at

It is all in regards to the new signings this yr. Sinisterra is intriguing and Adams is totally thrilling, however the one which will get the mouth watering greater than most is 21-year-old American Brenden Aaronson, who has been on the cusp of a serious break-out for few years now.

The consensus at each Salzburg and the US nationwide workforce is that Aaronson is destined for superstardom, and whereas it could take him a short time to search out his toes within the Premier League, the sky actually is the restrict for the attacking midfielder.

Dwelling equipment

Having misplaced each Raphinha and Phillips, Leeds are placing numerous religion of their new signings to revert final yr’s slide down the Premier League desk.

Does their squad look stronger this season than it did final yr? It is a full unknown on the minute. How the brand new faces will alter is anybody’s guess, however chances are high it will take a little bit longer than this Leeds facet can realistically afford to provide.

Marsch’s facet ought to survive, aided by the actual fact there are a handful of weaker sides going through related struggles, and they need to hopefully be capable of use this yr as a springboard for additional success in 2023/24.

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