Looking to maintain the spot at the top of the Championship table as Leeds push for Premier League promotion, manager Marcelo Bielsa is keen to see the arrivals of some fresh faces this month.
And according to the Yorkshire Evening Post, the Argentinian coach is pushing the Elland Road hierarchy into making moves for a midfielder and goalkeeper with Newcastle United’s Karl Darlow identified as the main target for the latter position.
The same outlet, however, reports Newcastle’s £4m valuation of the 28-year-old could force Leeds to look for an alternative shot-stopper with the Championship leaders preferring a loan deal.
Whatever the case, be it Darlow or another goalkeeper, Leeds would be silly not to pursue a deal if that is what Bielsa feels he needs — especially if the money involved is as little as £4m.
Considering what is at stake — Premier League promotion and the vast amount of money that comes with it — it is simply worth paying.
Given the position Leeds currently find themselves in and how they have performed during this campaign, even without any January additions, they should still be in the conversation for promotion come May.
But if Darlow is an absolute necessity for Bielsa, he must do all he can to convince his superiors to bring him to Elland Road, and they must answer that call.
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