Leeds United will make signing a new left-back a top priority during the upcoming January transfer window according to Pete O’Rourke.
The Lowdown: Leeds’ defensive worries
So far this season, Leeds have conceded 26 goals across their 14 games in the Premier League, leaving only three teams in the division with a worse record. In addition, only four other goalkeepers in the top flight have faced more shots on target that Illan Meslier (69).
With that in mind, it appears that O’Rourke thinks adding a new defensive figure to Jesse Marsch’s squad will be high up on the agenda at Elland Road once the winter transfer window opens for business.
The Latest: Leeds to target a new left-back
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, O’Rourke had his say on the Yorkshire club’s potential recruitment plans for January.
He stated: “I think left-back is definitely a top priority. If they can go and find a new left-back and maybe if a centre-half did become available on the market, it’s something that they might look at to try and shore up their defensive woes.”
The Verdict: Leeds must sign a new defender
One defender who has been linked with a move to Elland Road in January is Borussia Dortmund full-back Raphael Guerreiro.
Bearing in mind how Leeds have the likes of Stuart Dallas and Junior Firpo out injured, in addition to the team’s worrying concession record, it’s easy to see why O’Rourke thinks that adding some defensive reinforcements to the squad in January should be a priority for Victor Orta and Andrea Radrizzani.
Taking into account how busy the club were during last summer’s transfer window in terms of the number of players they brought in, this should fill a lot of Leeds supporters with confidence that history could repeat itself in January.
If the Yorkshire club can acquire some new defenders in January, this should help Marsch’s side to tighten up at the back and potentially move away from the relegation zone as the season progresses.
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