Leeds United may not need to go crazy in January with frantic transfer activity, but Daniel Farke would like the option to strengthen significantly.
Daniel Farke knows exactly what it takes to get out of the Championship, given he’s achieved it twice with the league trophy scooped up along the way both times.
With that, he will have one eye on the January window knowing that it could be a crucial period for Leeds to boost their side in any way that he sees fit, whether he needs a lot or just a little.
What has been reported on Leeds’ January plans?
Leeds’ investment in the new year appears to be potentially twofold, with Football Insider reporting that the club intend to make use of the two remaining loan slots available in their matchday squad.
What is also intriguing is that the 49ers are also ensuring that funds will be available for any permanent signings that the club want to make.
Leeds spent around £31.7million on incoming signings during the summer, but due to the outgoings, didn’t spend beyond their means at all with a net spend of around £3.5million – per Transfermarkt.
How many signings will Leeds make in January?
3 or more
Huge boost for Farke?
It’s hard to definitively say where Leeds make major signings in the January window, given that not many signings that would be possible mid-season would actually drastically improve the starting lineup like an Ethan Ampadu or Joel Piroe would do.
What this insight does show us is that the 49ers are more than happy to back Farke in the new year with the signings that he needs to get this Leeds side promoted.
If a player becomes available that Leeds think is worth signing either on loan or permanently, it looks as though he’s going get them, which is great to know after missed opportunities in previous windows.