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Report: Radrizzani has Leeds transfer plan, has model to follow

Leeds United are planning to follow a similar pattern to Sheffield United in the transfer market this summer, according to club owner Andrea Radrizzani.

The Whites will play in the Premier League next season, making a return to the top-flight for the first time in 16 years.

The Elland Road club will need to make some solid signings in the transfer market this summer as the Premier League is a totally different ball-game to the Championship.

This was seen this season as Norwich City, who won the second-tier title last term were the first side to be relegated from the Premier League this term.

Leeds will need to sign a new striker as a matter of priority as Patrick Bamford is not exactly a prolific scorer.

If the Yorkshire giants want to avoid relegation next season, they must ideally have a centre forward on their books who can score between 15-20 goals per season.

Speaking on Tuesday, Leeds owner Radrizzani addressed questions about how the club will approach the transfer market.

Respected journalist Adam Pope reported that the Whites owner will approach it in a similar fashion to Sheffield United rather than Aston Villa.

The Blades were frugal in the transfer market ahead of this season. They were one of the pre-season favourites to be relegated from the top-flight but have fared better than the two other promoted teams.

Villa spent heavily but have struggled for form and look likely to be relegated.

Leeds fans will hope that a couple of shrewd acquisitions will ensure the club can stay in the Premier League in 2020-21.

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