Daniel Farke faces Leeds United transfer conundrum as '20 players' could leave in summer exodus

Daniel Farke could be set to lose a whole host of his Leeds United stars
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Leeds United are facing a summer of uncertainty after their Championship play-off heartache against Southampton.

Daniel Farke's side lost 1-0 at Wembley Stadium thanks to Adam Armstrong's first-half strike and thus were condemned to yet another season in England's second tier. Players such as Archie Gray, Willy Gnonto and Georginio Rutter have all been touted for exits during the summer.

After setting the pace in the Championship, a disappointing end to the campaign soon met the Whites as Leicester City and Ipswich Town secured the all-important promotion places to book their place in the Premier League.

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Former goalkeeper Paul Robinson is under no illusions as to how hard the 2024/25 term could be for Leeds given their Profitability and Sustainability predicament, with vital funds now needed to be raised to balance the books and help steer the club in the right direction.

“There have been whispers at least 20 players could leave Elland Road this summer,” he told Football Insider.

“You look at the likes of Cody Drameh, Stuart Dallas is obviously going to be moving to the coaching staff. Contracts and loan deals are coming to an end for Poveda, Byram, Rodon, Shackleton, Anthony, Roberts, Ayling and Cooper.

“It’s going to be a really huge summer for Leeds to rebuild. The first thing is they are going to have to cut their cloth accordingly. But they are going to have to take stock of what they are going to lose, how much they are going to bring into the club, what they can get for the players out on loan.

“It’s about seeing what’s going to be going out before you know what’s going to be coming in. It’s hard to say what positions they are going to need because you don’t know what players are going to be around.