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Leeds: Paddy Kenny urges Whites to spend in January

Leeds: Paddy Kenny urges Whites to spend in January -Leeds United News

Former Leeds United goalkeeper Paddy Kenny believes that it would be reckless if the Whites decided not to do any business in the January transfer window.

The Lowdown: Leeds tipped to sign nobody

Marcelo Bielsa’s side have made a disappointing start to their Premier League campaign, winning only one of their first nine matches prior to today’s trip to Norwich.

After the highs of finishing ninth in their first season back in the top flight, the early months of 2021/22 have proven to be a sobering experience.

According to recent comments by The Athletic‘s Phil Hay, Leeds are unlikely to make any new signings in January, unless their season is “on edge”.

The Latest: Kenny bemoans apparent inactivity

Speaking to Football Insider, Kenny rued that claim, saying that it would be naive of Leeds not to strengthen considering that they could find themselves in a potential relegation fight. He said:

“I don’t think they can afford not to sign anyone. Everyone else will be looking to strengthen. You can’t afford not to, it’s just too tough in the Premier League these days.

“If Leeds are in the same position they are now, I’ll guarantee they’ll need to strengthen. The fans won’t be happy if they don’t either.

“If you look at where they are now, they’re struggling for form and it looks like it could do with a freshen up.”

The Verdict: Gauge it later in the year

While there is understandable reason to want new faces to come in given their current struggles, Leeds should look at the situation nearer Christmas in terms of their league position.

Key players such as Luke Ayling, Robin Koch and Patrick Bamford are out injured – the likes of Junior Firpo and Kalvin Phillips have also been unavailable recently – and the team’s fortunes could change when they all return.

Should Leeds’ struggles continue, though, it would be remiss of the club not to at least consider some January reinforcements. Kenny’s concerns are understandable, even if the Whites don’t need to push the panic button just yet.

In other news, this pundit has tipped one Leeds player to move to Liverpool. Find out who it is here.


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