With Leeds United’s disappointing results in the Premier League so far this season with just three wins from 16 played games and the fact that they’ve got some injury concerns at the moment, the upcoming January transfer window could be just what the Yorkshire club need to fix their season and get in good shape to attack the second half of the campaign.
Pundit Paddy Kenny provided an exciting claim on Leeds’ potential exploits over the winter.
He issued the following four-word suggestion that “the money is there” for Leeds to spend in January.
As a result, it could spring the likes of Victor Orta and Andrea Radrizzani into action to sign some players during the upcoming window to help Bielsa strengthen his squad in areas that he may need some reinforcements in, which would surely excite a lot of Leeds fans.
If the money is indeed there, it will surely leave Leeds supporters buzzing about what the club could achieve, not just in January but moving forward too.
After all, it’s pretty evident that Marcelo Bielsa’s squad could do with an extra dose of quality over the winter.
Leeds have conceded a total of 25 goals in the league so far this season so it would definitely be worth targeting some defensive players that could come in and make the team stronger at the back so they don’t keep leaking goals, especially with Liam Cooper apparently facing a lengthy spell out injured.
In addition to this, with Kalvin Phillips reportedly out of action for the next two months as a result of the hamstring injury he picked up during Leeds’ 2-2 draw against Brentford, this could force the club to also bring in another midfield option to play alongside the likes of Adam Forshaw and Mateusz Klich while Phillips is out.
That has been a problem area for a long period of time and upgrading on their current options would surely delight supporters at Elland Road.
With all of this in mind, it is obvious that Leeds need to do plenty of business in January and splash some of the cash that Kenny has referred to in an effort to fix some of their issues.
Most importantly, it will help the team have a productive second half of the season that results in them staying in the top-flight, an eventuality that would relieve and please everyone associated with the football club.
However, with Bielsa previously saying that it’s difficult to find players who are “competing” and available during the January window, Orta will have to work very hard to find the right players that could come in and sufficiently fit into Bielsa’s squad to effectively hit the ground running.