Leeds United are expected to have a busy summer in the transfer market, with the Whites agonisingly missing out on the Championship playoffs this season.

The Elland Road side will hope that clever recruitment over the next few months can stand the Yorkshire club in an excellent position to fight for promotion to the Premier League in 2017-18.

One area that Garry Monk needs to strengthen is adding players that can score goals from midfield, with an over-reliance on Chris Wood this term.

Souleymane Doukara and Kyle Bartley were Leeds next top scorers on six strikes in 2016-17, showing that the New Zealand forward needs goalscoring support.

Enter Marey Watkins.

The 26-year-old starred in the Championship this season for Barnsley after playing a role in bringing the Oakwell outfit up from League One.

Watkins showcased that he is more than comfortable in the Championship and contributed ten goals for the Tykes over the campaign – adding nine assists also.

With the former Inverness Caldeonian Thistle man available on a free transfer after leaving Barnsley, Leeds could add firepower and energy in the final third by moving for the 26-year-old in upcoming weeks.

  • Peter duval

    Why are we dithering again – the lad would be an improvement on Sacko , Doukara , Dallas and Pedraza – an ideal addition to our squad lots of energy