The Athletic‘s Phil Hay has delivered a new update on Leeds United’s transfer plans for the rest of the summer window.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side have already clinched the permanent signings of Junior Firpo and Jack Harrison this summer to strengthen the first team, along with the addition of Amari Miller to help reinforce the academy.
Taking to Twitter, Hay has now outlined:
A look at where Leeds United are in the transfer market after tying up Junior Firpo.
– Centre mid still a priority
– Ready to wait until late in the window for a winger. Lang an option
– Casilla replacement targeted
– Spanish interest in Costahttps://t.co/2FjXhwk7kI
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) July 16, 2021
Having quickly addressed the most glaring issue of bringing in a natural left-back – a position made all the more pressing given Gjanni Alioski’s departure from Elland Road this summer – Leeds have made a good start to the transfer window thus far.
Bielsa’s side enjoyed a superb first campaign back in the Premier League in 2020/21, finishing in the top ten, and will no doubt be looking to take another step forward when the new season rolls around next month.
Hay’s update that the Whites still view bringing in a new central midfielder as a “priority” is welcome news, especially when you consider that Leeds may be without Kalvin Phillips for the opening few of the new season given his Euro 2020 exertions with England. You only have to look at last year’s record of just two wins in the eight Premier League games that he missed to see how influential he is.
Add to that, the prospect of bringing in a winger later on in the window, just like they did last year with Raphinha, is equally exciting, especially if they can land a bargain like the Brazilian.
It’s exactly why Leeds fans may well be excited with this update from the reliable Hay.