Graham Smyth has dropped a teasing Leeds United transfer update that will surely excite fans.
Writing initially on Twitter, Smyth said: “As the excitement over Junior Firpo dies down, it’ll all go a bit quiet for Leeds United in the summer transfer market for a little while. But Victor Orta is still very busy.”
Then, in a piece for The Yorkshire Evening Post, the journalist added: “Leeds, as they have been ever since the window opened, are tight lipped on their top target. They managed, somehow, to keep their interest in Firpo under the radar until they were suitably advanced in negotiations to be confident of getting their man, and they’ll hope to do the same for the next first-team signing.
“Although Orta has spoken with the player in question, things are not at such an advanced stage as to be considered imminent and things may go quiet for a period. As The YEP has reported previously, the signing of a winger may go even later into the window.”
While as Smyth says, things may quieten down in terms of any public news, Leeds are still very much busy, with Orta working away behind the scenes to try and wrap up deals behind closed doors.
The swiftness of their move to sign Firpo from Barcelona is a really encouraging sign that the Whites have got their priorities in order, and are steering away from the public eye and distractions that come along with it.
Getting things done behind the scenes allows Orta and co to operate at their best, and away from media scrutiny. What’s also exciting is the fact that Leeds have spoken to their top target, and have thus put down the building blocks for a potential deal later down the line.
And, the news that a new winger could also be coming through the doors at Elland Road “later into the window” also suggests Leeds are recognising the need to strengthen Marcelo Bielsa’s first-team squad ahead of the new Premier League season, and not just settling for squad or academy players.
Given how quickly they signed Firpo, Leeds fans will no doubt be excited at the prospect of the club acting fast again in the transfer market and getting one or two more high-profile deals done.
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