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Leeds: Victor Orta still plotting more signings

Journalist Ben Jacobs has provided an update on Leeds United‘s potential transfer activity…

What’s the word?

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, the CBS reporter has claimed that sporting director Victor Orta is still seeking further additions to add to Jesse Marsch’s current squad, despite the Premier League outfit having already brought in six new signings so far this summer.

He stated: A back-up keeper, even with Kristoffer Klaesson still at the club, and perhaps a left-back could potentially be added later in the window.

“Jesse Marsch will assess during pre-season first. Junior Firpo is the only senior left-back at the club, so it would certainly make sense to bring in cover.”

That need for a new left-back, in particular, has been heightened by an injury to that man Firpo in recent days, with the 25-year-old set to be out for around eight weeks having suffered a knock in the pre-season friendly clash with Blackpool.

Supporters will be buzzing

That news of potential further transfer activity will no doubt be warmly received by the Elland Road faithful, with supporters likely to be keen to see even more business carried out between now and the end of the window, in order to improve upon last season’s disappointing display.

After a fine 2020/21 campaign back in the top-flight after a 16-year absence, the Yorkshire side were a victim of the cliched second-season syndrome last term, narrowly avoiding relegation on the final day at the end of a gruelling campaign that saw legendary manager Marcelo Bielsa get the axe.

With former RB Leipzig boss Jesse Marsch now at the helm, the 48-year-old will no doubt be keen to put his own stamp on the squad, hence the desire for significant investment in the current window.

The departures of two talismanic figures in Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha to Manchester City and Barcelona, respectively, has also heightened the need for further additions, with the squad having already appeared somewhat threadbare prior to those high-profile exits.

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