Phil Hay drops worrying LUFC transfer claim

    Phil Hay has dropped an update concerning Leeds United’s planned January transfer business.

    What’s the latest?

    In a recent post on Twitter, The Athletic journalist relayed comments made by Marcelo Bielsa following Leeds’ 2-1 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, with the 66-year-old appearing to suggest that the Whites may not be overly active in the winter market due to their financial investment in previous windows.

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    In his tweet, Hay said: “Bielsa asked about [the] January window and whether he needs to add players. Says it would depend on getting better players than he has, and they can be expensive. Says adding to the group ‘should not be evaluated without looking at the economic possibilities.’

    “Re-iterated again that he feels Leeds have already invested heavily in players on his watch. Says a lot of suitable players fall into the £20m/£30m bracket.”

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    Fans will be fuming

    The suggestion that Bielsa may not be looking to delve into the January transfer window is sure to leave Leeds fans fuming, considering just how short he is in a number of areas throughout his first team squad at Elland Road, along with the high number of injuries Leeds players have sustained so far this season.

    Indeed, at present, the Whites have four senior options at centre-back, one at left-back, four in central midfield and one (not including 19-year-old Joe Gelhardt) at centre-forward.

    When taking into account that the likes of Patrick Bamford, Luke Ayling, Raphinha and Rodrigo all missed the trip to Spurs on Sunday due to injury, Bielsa has often been left with no other choice than to fill his bench with a number of the club’s academy graduates. While such exposure will be good for the youngsters’ development in professional football, is not exactly ideal when chasing a result in a cut-throat Premier League fixture.

    It would appear that Hay agrees with this view, as the journalist stated in a further tweet: “The first half of Spurs away was impressive but injuries and absences are a constant weight on this Leeds United squad. It’s increasingly hard to avoid the feeling that some business in January, even a little, would be in everyone’s interests.”

    As such, should Bielsa indeed be reluctant to splash the club’s cash in January, and Leeds continue to pick up injuries over what remains of the current campaign, their current 17th-placed standing in the Premier League will almost certainly turn into a relegation scrap come the crunch stage of the season.

    In other news – Huge boost: Cross gives quadruple Leeds injury update which is sure to have fans buzzing

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