The Athletic’s Phil Hay has indicated that Leeds United could look to make “a bigger push” next summer following Andrea Radrizzani’s recent comments.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side have endured a difficult start to the Premier League season, with their recent win over bottom club Norwich being only their second victory of the campaign.
Engaging with fans in the comments section of his article on the state of Leeds’ current squad, Hay revealed that there could be a significant step forward taken in the summer transfer window next year.
He said: “That’s what will need to happen next summer I feel. Even Radrizzani was hinting at that in his comments yesterday. A bigger push.”
After a summer that saw the Whites make relatively few first-team additions, including not signing a new central midfielder, it’s perhaps been little surprise that injuries have really taken their toll on Bielsa’s side this season, stretching an already thin squad even more.
But, Radrizzani came out earlier this week full of optimism, and indicated that the partnership with the 49ers could help to bear fruit sooner rather than later.
He said (as quoted by The Yorkshire Post): “Now we are partnered with 49ers, this is fundamentally very important because it will be very difficult to stay in the Premier League, but if we stay in it this year I think we can go much more than last year and go into the top six. Start to renovate the stadium and continue to grow the value of this club.”
As Hay alluded to, next summer could prove to be the key one in terms of Leeds’ progression. Ensuring the Whites remain in the Premier League would allow them to push their investment into the playing staff a little more, and take that next step into breaching the top-seven and clinching a European spot.
The prospect of a big-spending summer is sure to have Leeds fans excited about the club’s future.