Go for it Christiansen – 2 Bargain signings Leeds United should complete before January deadline

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2 Bargain Signings Leeds Should Complete Before Deadline Day

Leeds have been busy this winter already, with Laurens De Bock, Adam Forshaw, Aapo Halme and Yosuke Ideguchi all having arrived at Elland Road. But it appears Thomas Christiansen and the Leeds hierarchy are not finished there.

They have been quite active in the transfer market over the last few windows but that doesn’t mean they are tremendously cash-rich. So getting in a couple of bargain signings before the window slams shut may be the order of the day for the Yorkshire club.

Here we look at two such players who may yet arrive through the door at Leeds, not costing the earth, but capable of doing a fine job:

Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers)

The English midfielder is clearly one of the strongest players at Bolton and much is still expected of him in the future, though the Lancashire club have made no secret of the fact that he may be sold this month to raise funds for the Championship strugglers.

It seems Vela could be available for around £3.5million and given that Leeds have spent £3.6million on the permanent signing of Pontus Jansson and another £4.5million on Adam Forshaw recently, spending this sort of money on someone we already know can do the job would be no rip-off.

With Forshaw already signed and Vieira and Phillips highly thought about, it would be a busy area of the field at the Leeds training ground, with plenty of competition.

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United)

On a personal note, I would love to see Maddison get to the Championship as I’ve watched him dozens of times for Newcastle’s under-18 side, where he was excellent time and time again. It was clear that he was going to make it in the game.

After another season of improvement for Peterborough in League One, Maddison is now on the radar of higher level clubs, including Leeds United, and could be bought for around £2million, which would make him a fine bargain in my opinion.

Maddison likes to start on the right-hand side and is capable of cutting inside onto his favoured left foot as he brings with him some expert dead-ball play too.

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Written by Gary Christie

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