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Leeds: Phil Hay drops “major” transfer update

Phil Hay has dropped an update on the remaining summer transfer business of Leeds United.

What’s the latest?

In a recent post on Twitter, The Athletic journalist revealed that, following the impending arrivals of Tyler Adams and Luis Sinisterra, Victor Orta now has just one major target left on his shortlist ahead of the Whites’ 2022/23 Premier League campaign.

According to a number of previous reports, this is more than likely to be the addition of a new centre-forward, with the position known to be a priority for the Spanish director of football in the summer transfer window.

In his tweet, Hay said: “With Tyler Adams and Luis Sinisterra on the way, Leeds United find themselves in the second week of July with only one major deal left to target.”

Supporters will be gutted

While it is undeniable that the signings of Brenden Aaronson, Rasmus Kristensen, Marc Roca, Darko Gyabi, Tyler Adams and Luis Sinisterra are all extremely impressive additions to Jesse Marsch’s first-team squad, should Orta’s only further signing this summer be that of a centre-forward, the Elland Road faithful will undoubtedly be left gutted.

Indeed, with left-back very much having been something of a problem position for the Whites last season – as Junior Firpo endured a rather torrid debut campaign following his £13m move from Barcelona and Stuart Dallas picked up a femoral fracture that will see him remain out until the turn of the year – many supporters of the club, including Conor McGilligan, believe Leeds should be targeting the signing of a new player in the position this summer.

Furthermore, while Hay did suggest in a recent article for The Athletic that the club have spoken about the possibility of signing a more experienced and recognised backup to Illan Meslier between the sticks – as, despite being an exceptionally talented young goalkeeper, the French U21 international was in rather patchy form last time out – there appears to be little to no movement on this front at present.

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As such, despite the impressive business Orta has already completed this summer, should the Spaniard fail to address Leeds’ lack of depth in goal and at left-back, in addition to completing the signing of a new striker, whether or not it has been a truly been a good window for the director of football will remain up for debate in LS11.

AND in other news: Victor Orta could form “beautiful” duo as Leeds plot bid for “enormous” £35m talent

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