Leeds United are unlikely to see any incomings before the January transfer window deadline on Monday…
That is according to ever-reliable Daily Mirror reporter David Anderson, who delivered a worrying claim to GIVEMESPORT ahead of tomorrow night.
The Yorkshire giants have been firmly linked with a move for RB Salzburg midfielder Brenden Aaronson but the Austria champions are reluctant to sell their star player before the summer, largely due to their involvement in the Champions League.
Victor Orta and co have seen two bids of £15m and £20m rejected for the American’s signature, so if he’s not arriving at Elland Road in the next 48 hours, then it appear as if no one is.
“As it stands, it certainly looks like Aaronson or no other senior signing before Monday,” he revealed.
Indeed, other reports have suggested that the Aaronson deal will need to wait until the summer when it seems very likely to happen. However, it would be hugely concerning to not bolster Marcelo Bielsa’s playing squad.
This update will surely leave him livid.
The Argentine head coach has had to deal with a string of injury problems throughout the campaign.
It has gotten so bad that as many as 11 first-team players have been absent at the same stage, whilst during a Premier League clash with West Ham earlier this month, only one of nine substitutes was a senior professional.
Bielsa will be without two key stars in Kalvin Phillips and club captain Liam Cooper until March at the very earliest. Meanwhile, last season’s top goalscorer Patrick Bamford has missed 17 of their last 18 games with a trio of different injuries.
Aaronson by no means would’ve solved all of the problems at Elland Road right now but it’s another body in a crucial area of the pitch and that’s what the United boss needs right now.
They haven’t signed a midfielder for four years now – eight transfer windows – and that wait will go on.
Further injuries will seriously scupper their chances of progressing this season and they are not clear of a relegation dogfight just yet either, so Bielsa will surely be bemoaning their lack of business.
AND in other news, Fabrizio Romano has good news for Leeds fans…