The Lowdown: Three players in already
Andrea Radrizzani has already backed up his promise for first-team squad improvements following a major scare last season, when the Whites needed a final-day victory to secure their Premier League status.
Leeds have brought in Brenden Aaronson and Rasmus Kristensen from Red Bull Salzburg and Marc Roca from Bayern Munich. The three deals have cost a combined £52.06m, as per Transfermarkt, with a new forward now seemingly next on the agenda for Victor Orta.
The Latest: Whelan impressed
Speaking to Football Insider, Whelan was full of praise for Leeds, labelling those early moves as ‘the best approach’ and ‘important’ ahead of pre-season.
The 47-year-old club ambassador chirped:
“This is the best approach for us. For me, it is the only approach that works for club, player and manager.
“It is important to get that core of players into your squad so everyone knows where they are at in pre-season. They can get settled into the area before pre-season.
“Everything starts early when it comes to transfers. It helps the squad, the manager and certainly the player. It helps them adapt. It is not a whirlwind as they know where they are before pre-season starts.”
The Verdict: Spot on
It was crucial that Leeds acted swiftly to bolster what was a slim first-team squad following a close shave with relegation. Securing three crucial senior signings early in the transfer window is a solid starting point for Jesse Marsch as he prepares for a first full season in charge at Elland Road.
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