Former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan has urged the club to complete a £5m swoop for Everton midfielder Fabian Delph, claiming "his experience and quality will no doubt strengthen Leeds United".

Daily Star Sport understands that the newly promoted side are plotting a double swoop for both Delph and Danny Rose, with manager Marcelo Bielsa keen to add some Premier League experience to his squad.

Whelan, who started his career at Leeds back in 1993, believes Delph would be a good addition but only if he has overcome the injury problems which have seen him make just 20 appearances for Everton this season.

Everton midfielder Fabian Delph has been backed to join Leeds United this summer

Speaking to Football Insider, Whelan said: "He's a great football player is Fabian, he can command and run the show when he's at it and at the peak of his performances.

"I do worry a little bit that he’s been a little bit injury-plagued this season. If he can manage to get that right and we can have a fit Fabian Delph out there, his experience and quality will no doubt strengthen Leeds United.

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Fabian Delph started his career at Leeds

"You've got to be questioning is he picking up these injuries for a reason now? That's my only worry but £5million for a player with that amount of ability is a snip."

Whelan has also backed Leeds to sign Brentford stars Said Benrahma and Ollie Watkins should the Bees fail to be promoted via the play-offs.

"[Watkins is] a player with loads of talent, seems like a really level-headed young man," he told Football Insider. "He's got the pace, he's got the power, he's got the eye for goal and I had a feeling we would be raiding some of the teams in the Championship for their better players.

"He is an outstanding player, a player that I feel in a couple of years will be bedded into the Premier League and will be hitting 20 goals a season. It all depends on whether Brentford get to the Premier League or not.

"If they do, they won't be going anywhere. If they don't, I'm sure Brentford have been a selling club, they can't afford to keep some of these players and he'll be a wanted man. If we can get him, then fantastic.

"It could be a double signing, Benrahma and Ollie Watkins, you never know – two players that I'm sure are looked upon by many Premier League clubs."