Leeds United could look at two more signings in the reminder of the summer transfer window, reliable journalist Phil Hay has claimed.
The Lowdown: Raphinha money available
On Friday, Raphinha clinched a big-money move to Barcelona, bringing to an end a transfer saga that had rumbled on throughout the summer.
While losing the Brazilian is clearly a big blow for Leeds, Jesse Marsch will now have a huge amount of money available to make important reinforcements after the winger added to the funds provided from Kalvin Phillips’ exit earlier in the window.
And according to a fresh claim from Hay, the Whites have got plenty of work still planned for supporters to look forward to.
The Latest: Hay backs double signing
Taking to Twitter on Saturday morning, Hay said that a new goalscorer could well be joined by another left-back after the injury to Junior Firpo:
“The Raphinha money will be thrown at a new forward but with Junior Firpo injured, the smart money would be on signing another left-back too.”
The Verdict: Make it three?
This is an encouraging update from Hay and one that is to be expected, with back-up for the injury-prone Patrick Bamford surely the number one priority.
Bringing in a like-for-like replacement for the Whites’ outgoing winger could also be one to watch though, ensuring they have plenty of end product around whoever takes the number nine role and not heaping all the pressure to replace Raphinha’s output onto Luis Sinisterra.
Arsenal man Nicolas Pepe has been linked with a move, although whether or not he is consistent enough is up for debate.
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