Five Leeds players clubs would be mad not to sign if Jesse Marsch’s side go down

All eyes will be on Leeds United in the transfer window if they are relegated with several of their players definitely still able to do a job in the Premier League.

Marcelo Bielsa was sacked earlier in the campaign after a string of whopping defeats including to Everton, Tottenham, Manchester United and Liverpool. Jesse Marsch has come in, and while there has been an upturn in form, it still might not be enough to survive.

The Whites sit 18th in the Premier League currently and behind Burnley on goal difference, though with three games left against the likes of Chelsea, Brighton and Brentford, there is a chance that they could return to the Championship after just two years in the top-tier.

And if they do, the sharks will circle with Leeds still having a number of talented players that would love to remain in the Premier League or elsewhere. But who could be on their way out?


The one player that will almost certainly leave should Leeds drop out of the Premier League is Raphinha. There are already several clubs watching on in the hope that this exact scenario goes ahead.

A reported release clause of £25million is set to come into effect while Barcelona are the frontrunners for his signature. Whether the Whites go down or not, they could still face a fight to keep hold of the Brazil international.

Kalvin Phillips

United are monitoring proceedings at Elland Road very closely after making Phillips a top target. A midfielder is top of the agenda at Old Trafford while Declan Rice would be too expensive this summer.

His England buddy, though, could be available for a much cheaper price by comparison, making a summer switch a big possibility. However, moving to United would be a real kick in the teeth for Leeds fans due to Phillips' locals connection.

Patrick Bamford

There were question marks over whether or not Bamford could cut the mustard in the top tier and he has answered those critics, though this season has been plagued by injuries. Nevertheless, for any side looking for a reliable source of goals, there are not many strikers than the 28-year-old who could come onto the market.

Bamford has scored just twice this season in a disappointing campaign and had he been fit all year, this could have been a very different campaign for Leeds. Having spent much of his career battling to get into the Premier League, it would be a tough swallow to return to the Championship.

Jack Harrison

One of Leeds' most dynamite players and a huge threat coming off the flank, Harrison has undoubtedly been a key performer for the Whites this season. While he had more of an impact last season, he is not the only one to suffer from poor form at Elland Road.

In total, the former Manchester City ace has nine goals and two assists this year and largely has operated on the left-hand side. With plenty of transfer talk in the air, the 25-year-old would be an asset for many clubs in the Premier League.

Lewis Bate

The 19-year-old might just have two appearances in the Premier League, but his record at youth level is phenomenal. Having joined from Chelsea's academy last year, where he was their key player during their unprecedented success through the Under-18s and Under-23s.

Compared to a young Dennis Wise, Bate might consider a drop down to the Championship as an opportunity to get more game-time, especially if Phillips leaves. But there is no doubt that the teenager could be a big star for a Premier League outfit in the future.

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