If the ‘likes’ on Sergi Canos’ twitter feed are anything to go by, the 19-year-old Spanish winger is keen on a move to Elland this January.

Canos has reacted to a series of tweets linking him with a move to Leeds and while he’s also been linked with other clubs, he only seems interested in one. This would presumably be a loan move, although a reported asking price of circa £3m means he isn’t a particularly expensive player, nor a bad investment considering his age.

Starting his career with Liverpool, Canos spent last season on-loan with Brentford where he scored 7 goals in 38 appearances, which is a decent return from a young winger and adds some substance to the rumour since Garry Monk is undoubtedly looking to sure up his attacking options this month. It was glaringly apparent during Pablo Hernandez’s injury spell that without him, we can quickly run out of ideas and struggle to create. While Leeds have managed to grind results out regardless, Canos would hopefully take a bit of pressure off Wood and Hernandez, while also adding to the team’s overall creativity.

Currently at Norwich City, Canos has struggled to make it into their first team and while that’s not a particularly positive sign, we’ve seen with other players – particularly Max Gradel – that sometimes it just takes the right club and the right style of football to unlock a player’s true potential.

Speaking of ‘Mad’ Max, it wouldn’t be January if a former player wasn’t linked and who better to add that spark of creativity than our favourite Ivorian?

Now 29-years-old and playing for Premier League side Bournemouth, Gradel has found himself out-of-favour with Eddie Howe and is reportedly looking to secure some first-team football elsewhere this month. While his £40,000-a-week wages mean we can almost certainly rule out a permanent move, it may be in the best interests of both parties for Max to go out on-loan.

Garry Monk has insisted he’s only looking to add “1 or 2″ players this month and that no one will be leaving the club, which is exactly what you want to hear when things are going well. While we could undeniably strengthen in most areas, Monk is treading cautiously while trying to maintain the positive and cohesive atmosphere around the club. Clearly we’re in good shape defensively so Monk’s focus will almost certainly be at the other end of the pitch. Both Canos, and the far less likely Max Gradel, address a specific weakness to Leeds’ current line-up, so while they’re not the only players currently being linked with a move to Elland Road, they’re two that would make a lot of sense.

5 Responses

  1. mrbigwheels

    We are where we are because of the excellent defensive play developed within the team. Playing out from the back and being able to defend is the biggest change for Leeds in many seasons but we are very thin in that area in reality… Another CB would be my priority. Cambridge proved that. Ayling is first rate for me but is not a Bartley or a Jannson. Remember both of the latter are still loans!…
    You’re right about cover for Hernandez but I’m not sure about Gradel being in the list. What I am sure about is we actually need three in to go forward within the rest of the season and be well up there with the very evident top eight that could easily pass us by.

    £5/6Million needs to be slapped on the table if we are going to sort this season out!!!.

    • tim campbell

      Agreed Mrbigwheels the area of centre back looking a big threadbare at the minute, and was it just coincidence that we started stringing good results together when Pontus was put into the team? Certainly another striker would be welcome but Centre Back first!!

  2. Matthew

    It seems we’re destined for the playoffs regardless of what happens from here on out. I think it’s near on impossible that we won’t get 10 wins from the next 22 games. 75 points should be enough to secure 6th place. The additions if anything should strengthen the team for the playoffs. So with that in mind, I think Monk only needs to strengthen in areas that really need it, and maybe add a luxury signing or two into the mix.


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