Former Leeds United man Tore Andre Flo has urged the club to reverse their stance on January transfers and sign a player or two to avoid relegation.
Leeds travel to St James’ Park tonight looking to get their first goal and win of 2021 against a Newcastle United side who are slipping closer and closer to the relegation zone.
Transfers have dominated a lot of the talk in January as you would expect, with the window open for clubs to boost their chances of achieving their goals this season.
Leeds haven’t had it their way when it’s come to January transfers in the past, with Dan James’ collapse, Kiko Casilla’s less-than-ideal mishaps, and Jena-Kevin Augustin’s non-presence.
We’ve managed to find ourselves in a very advantageous position in the Premier League heading into 2021 though, as we sit comfortably in mid-table and looking prosperous for the future.
However, Marcelo Bielsa reiterated in his pre-Newcastle press conference that incomings are not on the table this month.
Former Leeds United forward Tore Andre Flo disagrees and is urging the club to do a U-turn on this stance.
“If they (Leeds) want to compete with the top half of the table, then they need to spend some money this month.” The Norwegian said to bookmakers.co.uk.
“There aren’t that many rumours around players coming in but who knows what’s in the pipeline. Virtually every team will consider strengthening and I’m sure Leeds are no different.”
I don’t agree with Flo here, given that the January market presents signings that wouldn’t be ideal for Bielsa anyway.
If a player is available at a good price, the chances are that player isn’t fit or good enough to start for us.
Whereas if a player is both fit and would improve our starting lineup, the selling club won’t want to lose them midway through the season.
I’m happy with what we have at the minute and with key players returning, but I can see his point made about the fact Leeds probably will have cast their eye on some names.