Former Premier League midfielder Jamie O’Hara believes that Leeds United should have spent big on a striker in the January transfer window.
Jean-Kevin Augustin was the centre-forward of choice last month as he joined the Whites on loan from Red Bull Leipzig. However, it seems as though O’Hara doesn’t believe the 22-year-old was enough as he claimed the side “should’ve bought big” during the winter window (via talkSPORT).
The calls for a new target man came amid a drastic drop in form from Patrick Bamford and Eddie Nketiah’s return to Arsenal following his loan spell with the Yorkshire club. The 26-year-old went on a run of six goals in 19 Championship games prior to January, while the north London outfit were far from pleased with the 20-year-old’s lack of starts under Marcelo Bielsa.
O’Hara’s comments seem to suggest the club’s business wasn’t the best, something which has annoyed many of the Elland Road faithful. Let’s take a look at some of the replies:
FFP doesn’t exist for Jamie. Reckon we should’ve paid £200M for a new squad
— Adam Walker (@AdamWalker14) February 10, 2020
We cant spend big!!! We would then be in breach of P&S and get a points deduction if we dont go up
These pundits just speak without knowing the bigher picture of the topic in discussion
— Julian Fortuna (@jfortuna42) February 10, 2020
What I take from this….Jamie doesn’t watch Championship football that often, has no idea who’s scored what and said something for the sake of saying it.
— Harvey (@Namdalla1993) February 10, 2020
Appreciate what your saying but FFP doesn’t allow teams to just go spend £20mil anymore
— Jack A 💙💛 (@jack88lufc) February 10, 2020
“nEeD tO bUy BiG!” – No Championship club without parachute payments can buy big!
“HaPpEnS EvErY yEaR” – No just last season, other than that it was two runs aiming for the playoffs. 17/18 was easy run at the start of the season + the usual early leaders that fade. #lufc https://t.co/AIbHCziEIs
— BielsaCarajo 🇦🇷 (@carajo_bielsa) February 10, 2020
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