Pundit View: Hay delivers spot on verdict about Leeds loanees

Speaking on the latest episode of the Inside Elland Road podcast (37:00), Phil Hay and Joe Urquhart delivered a spot on verdict about what Leeds need to do next season.

The Whites brought in four players from two of the Premier League’s best clubs, but many of them failed to make any impact for Marcelo Bielsa’s side.

What’s been said then?

When discussing the Yorkshire club’s transfer business in the upcoming window, the journalist stated that the Whites need to bring in better loanees next year.

“I think they will probably go heavily on the loan market again with Premier League loan signings, but if they do they need to do a hell of a lot better than the clutch of Harrison, Baker, Blackman and Izzy Brown because they’ve not been good enough,” Hay said.

His co-host agreed with that sentiment saying:

“The quality that’s coming in if they’re going to dip into the loan market needs to be far better than what they brought in last year. The business needs to be done early to get them in for pre-season.”

Orta must heed this warning

The two Yorkshire Evening Post writers are spot on with their assessment of what Leeds need to do if they are to bring in loan players again this summer.

The three Chelsea loanees played just 223 league minutes for the Whites, and while Jack Harrison was a regular, he didn’t perform up to the standards of a player who is reportedly on £51,000-a-week.

Players such as Tammy Abraham, Dean Henderson and Mason Mount have proven that there is plenty of talent to pick up on loan from the top flight, but Leeds need to be a bit more diligent moving forward.

It was known that Izzy Brown was injured when he arrived at Elland Road, and it was immediately clear to see that Lewis Baker wasn’t a Bielsa player.

If Victor Orta is to look towards the top teams in England for loan signings next year, he must be more attentive when choosing his targets.

Have something to tell us about this article?
CLICK HERE