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Leeds United should sign Jefferson Montero from Swansea City in January

According to Wales Online, Leeds United are interested to Swansea City wingers Jefferson Montero and Daniel James.

The same report claims that the Peacocks are plotting a £2.5 million bid to land 21-year-old Welshman Daniel James, while they would prefer a loan till the end of the season for Ecuadorian Montero.

James is considered as one of the most exciting talents in the Championship and has been a regular for Swansea down the left-hand side of the field, contributing with a goal and three assists from 16 appearances. Montero, on the other hand, is yet to start a game in the Championship this term, with injuries taking a toll on his playtime. However, the 29-year-old did make an impact with his cameos off the bench in the opening stages of the season.

Meanwhile, Leeds strengthened their position at the top of the table with a 2-0 victory over Frank Lampard’s Derby County this week. The Peacocks were further helped in their cause as Norwich and West Brom played out a 1-1 stalemate.

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Things have shaped up pretty well for Marcelo Bielsa and Leeds United this season and the Peacocks look set to secure a much-awaited automatic promotion back to the Premier League after a long and painful absence from the top flight. Leeds have all their bases covered but that should not stop Bielsa from adding a fresh face or two in January to boost their chances even further.

To put things into perspective, they can certainly add more depth to their attacking options by signing Jefferson Montero on loan until the end of the season. Granted, they have Ezgjan Alioski as the first-choice left-winger but Bielsa should be aware of the Macedonian’s struggles this season.

Well, it would be hard to judge Jefferson Montero based on the figures. He has had a long travail with injuries this term but few can argue that he has the ability to change the whole complexion of the game in a matter of minutes.

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The 29-year-old is a pacy winger blessed with good acceleration and silky dribbling skills who can rip apart the opposition’s defence with pieces of individual brilliance. Agreed, he lacks in several areas of the game. He is not the best passer and his link-up play and decision-making in the final third leaves a lot to be desired.

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However, he is the sort of player who can turn a draw into a win coming off the bench as an impact substitution, bringing a dead attack to life by the injection of pace, energy and drive. Furthermore, he would provide cover and competition for the likes of Alioski and Jack Harrison.

That said, Leeds should not hesitate to sign the experienced Ecuadorian seasoned campaigner on loan to help them in their bid for promotion.

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