Leeds United are looking to complete one further move in the transfer window before the season gets underway next weekend…
That’s according to Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Graham Smyth, who revealed in a recent column that the Whites were ‘hopeful’ of sealing their seventh signing of the summer in the coming days.
‘The Whites are hopeful of getting one of their targets through the door before the Premier League opener against Wolves on Saturday August 6 but are currently tight-lipped on the identity of targets and whatever deals are being worked on are yet to leak out.’
The reliable reporter goes on to suggest that a new striker and left-back cover are high on the priority list, whilst the club would also like to bolster their U21 ranks as well.
This exciting update is sure to leave much of the Elland Road faithful absolutely thrilled as they can surely expect a new arrival through the door at some point this week.
Indeed, director of football Victor Orta has been a very busy man throughout the summer, signing no fewer than six players. He has had to, of course, replace the likes of Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha, both of whom have departed permanently.
In comes RB Salzburg duo Rasmus Kristensen and Brenden Aaronson, RB Leipzig midfielder Tyler Adams, Bayern Munich powerhouse Marc Roca and Feyenoord sensation Luis Sinisterra.
But there are plenty of gaps still to plug as Smyth alludes to.
Junior Firpo’s injury during pre-season has left a void at left-back and perhaps it’s a position that needs to be upgraded anyway, with the former Barcelona man being deemed as a “liability” throughout last season.
Meanwhile, upfront, Patrick Bamford is still without suitable cover, having missed a large chunk of the campaign through injury. Winger Dan James and young striker Joe Gelhardt often had to step up in his absence.
The likes of Martin Terrier of Stade Rennes and Arnaud Kalimuendo of Paris Saint-Germain have been linked with a switch to west Yorkshire, so it’s clear that they are in the market for a new frontman.
All in all, as Smyth suggests, we should expect some sort of movement in the next few days. Leeds supporters will surely be buzzing by this latest development.
AND in other news, Orta can land a major Rodrigo upgrade with Leeds bid for £100k-p/w “magic wand”…