Beren Cross has dropped a Leeds United transfer update which will surely excite fans about this summer’s window.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side have had a relatively slow start to the transfer window, with Birmingham City starlet Amari Miller and a permanent deal for Manchester City’s Jack Harrison the only pieces of business being done so far.
And now, in a Q&A for Leeds Live, Cross has delivered a new update on what the Whites might be looking to do in the rest of the transfer window.
He said: “Bielsa has always said he’s happy for new players to arrive at Leeds United if they are better than what he already has. They’re going to need to be pretty special to have a chance of supplanting Dallas/Rodrigo/Klich in the middle, or even Raphinha/Harrison down the flanks.
“When I last checked at the weekend, Nandez was not even on Orta’s shortlist, let alone in advanced talks with Leeds on a transfer. They like Cunha, but it’s not down the track and there are a lot of other interested clubs. It’s impossible to say how many they will bring in because there are so many variables at play. Left-back is obvious and so is a central midfielder, but it’s all down to what Bielsa feels he needs in the squad. They went from Cuisance to Raphinha in the space of a few days last autumn and they’re not similar in the slightest.”
While things have been moving at a slow pace in the transfer window for Leeds thus far, with the new Premier League season looming next month, you would expect business to pick up very soon.
Cross’ latest update on the club’s transfer plans bodes well for what the club are hoping to achieve not just next season, but in the years to come.
While it may be tempting to just splash out on high-profile players and say ‘look at the money we’ve spent’, they key for Bielsa is to ensure that they’re the right fit for the club and will actually take them forward.
Therefore, being patient and doing their due diligence in the scouting process should give Leeds the best possible chance of signing a player who can become a success at Elland Road, rather than hitting the panic button and just throwing cash wherever.
Cross’ pointed mention to last summer when they went from a midfielder in Michael Cuisance to an exciting winger in Raphinha is also a tantalising hint about how quickly things can move at Elland Road in terms of transfers, and the positions Leeds will be looking to target.
The latest news should have Whites fans excited about the remainder of the summer transfer window, as it seems that Bielsa is intent on bringing in only those players who would be upgrades on what he currently has at his disposal.