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Bielsa warned off making bad mistake, as Leeds told big triple transfer priority

Gabriel Agbonlahor believes that Leeds United would be making a mistake if they signed a new striker in this summer’s transfer window.

The Whites have enjoyed a magnificent first season back in the Premier League, securing a top-10 finish with Wednesday’s 2-0 win over Southampton. However, they could finish as high as eighth if results go their way on Sunday. Nevertheless, thoughts will already be turning to next term.

Leeds bolstered their squad with several key signings in last summer’s window; centre-back Diego Llorente rescued a point against Liverpool, while Rodrigo has hit form in recent weeks.

But central midfield is one area boss Marcelo Bielsa did not bolster. The Whites were linked with the likes of Michael Cuisance and Rodrigo de Paul, but no-one arrived.

As a result, Agbonlahor believes that a new addition in the heart of the team is one of three priorities for Leeds to get right in the coming months.

“I don’t think they need a striker if they’ve got Rodrigo hitting form,” the pundit told Football Insider.

“Rodrigo and [Patrick] Bamford may be enough. But then again, I look at a lot of teams and they’ve got three or four strikers so maybe one more wouldn’t hurt.

“It just depends on how much money they’ve got because there’s a lot of other areas they need to invest in. “They need a left-back, another central-midfielder, maybe a number 10.

“Leeds are not far off from being a really great side. I don’t think a striker is a priority though.”

Bamford has had previous Premier League spells with Burnley and Middlesbrough but struggled to make his mark.

This season, though, he has hit 16 top-flight goals and set up eight others, proving his critics wrong.

Bamford names one of Leeds favourites

Meanwhile, Bamford has revealed that he loves playing alongside Rodrigo.

The pair have combined to good effect for Leeds this season, but Rodrigo has somewhat struggled in his debut Premier League campaign.

Nevertheless, Bamford has had enough of a taste of what he thinks could be an exciting partnership for some time to come.

READ MORE: Bamford names Leeds player he most enjoys playing alongside

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