Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa has dropped a hint that the club could be looking for more than one transfer before the window shuts in October.
The Whites have been very active in this transfer window as they look to splash their promotion cash on the first-team and academy, with a glut of signings already through the door.
While a number of players have signed, the club have been calculated in all of their business to ensure the players that sign are of the right value and worth adding to enhance Bielsa’s playing squad, to which three extra names have been brought into the first-team.
Spaniards Rodrigo Moreno and Diego Llorente have arrived either side of German centre-back Robin Koch, while a host of additions to the under-23s and under-18s have been made too.
Links to attacking midfielders have probably been the most prevalent this window as Bielsa looks to add more creativity to his midfield along with extra depth.
Rodrigo De Paul is the key name being talked about as talks with Udinese appear to have gone somewhat quiet in the past few weeks, but along with him is a familiar face: Manchester United’s Dan James.
Leeds’ failure to secure James in Bielsa’s first january window is well-documented and his lack of playing time at Old Trafford could spur him into pushing for a move away, with Leeds circling.
With Leeds preparing to face Sheffield United on Sunday, Marcelo Bielsa gave a hint on the club’s business in the back end of this transfer window. Speaking in his pre-match press conference, he stated (via LeedsLive): “There is likely to be a couple of incorporation into the team, but if they don’t come. We will adapt.”
It’s a very interesting twist in the transfer window because I personally expected just one more incoming and that would be it, most likely Rodrigo De Paul or someone of that ilk.
A winger and an attacking midfielder have been the only two areas not addressed yet that the club wanted to at the start of the summer so it’s probably those two positions.
It makes sense that Leeds would sign in both of those areas because we have very little wriggle-room if injuries and suspensions pile up throughout the season.
I’m not sure where we’re getting the cash to secure all these marquee signings but the club have been extremely sensible up to this point so it’ll be calculated to make these big-money moves.