Leeds United were one of the most exciting teams to follow throughout the summer transfer window.
Indeed, the Whites ended up spending almost £100m on a plethora of new additions, and so far everything seems to be going to plan as Leeds have picked up seven points in their first four games, despite having to face tough opposition in the shape of Liverpool and Man City.
Due to the strange circumstances we find ourselves in, we can already start thinking about the January transfer window as it’s only three months away, and Victor Orta may be set for a January first at Leeds.
Indeed, the Director of Football may be able to put his feet up and relax throughout January for the first time ever due to the fact he has done his job so well this summer.
Leeds have bolstered all the areas they need to strengthen, and while they did miss out on a midfielder when Michael Cusiance’s deal fell through, they have enough depth in that area to see them through with Mateusz Klich and Adam Forshaw.
Leeds have depth in pretty much every area now and barring an injury crisis, they don’t have to do much in January.
This is a rarity for Leeds, especially under Orta’s guidance, as they’ve usually had some of the most dramatic January windows in the country during the Spaniard’s tenure.
In 2018 they signed no fewer than eight players in January, and while a lot of these were U23s, there were plenty of first-team arrivals as well with the likes of Laurens De Bock and Forshaw coming in.
2019 famously saw Kiko Casilla arrive, while a hectic deadline day saw Orta left in literal tears as the Daniel James deal collapsed. One year on, Eddie Nketiah’s untimely recall saw the 2020 window dominated by United’s hunt for a striker, which ended in the dramatic loan signing of Jean-Kevin Augustin.
With almost £100m spent in the summer window and everything going swimmingly on the pitch, Orta may be able to finally have a relaxed January window where not much needs doing.