BBC’s Adam Pope has confirmed that Marcelo Bielsa has played down the idea of Leeds United making more signings this summer, but the manager did leave the door ajar.
The Lowdown: Quiet summer at Leeds
It has been a relatively quiet summer transfer window for the Whites, with Junior Firpo and Kristoffer Klaesson brought in, as well as Jack Harrison signing permanently from Manchester City.
The hope from fans may well be that Marcelo Bielsa manages to do some late-summer business, but a key update has now been provided on the matter.
The Latest: Journalist gives key update
Reporting on Twitter on Thursday, following Bielsa’s latest comments to the media, Pope played down the prospect of more new faces coming in:
“Bielsa played down, but did not rule out, the prospect of another signing before the window shuts but said: ‘Yes, we need more players but they have to better than the ones we have & that we can buy them. This club has invested.'”
“He (Bielsa) was keen to point out that last season there were injuries to a lot of key signings like Koch, Llorente, Rodrigo etc, so their impact should be more measurable this year.”
The Verdict: Slight concern?
Leeds’ 5-1 defeat at Manchester United last weekend was a disastrous way to start the campaign and this news may not improve the mood among supporters.
Bielsa has built a strong squad, but it would still be nice to see some depth attack in certain areas, most notably central midfield and out wide.
The Whites’ reliance on the currently not 100 per cent Kalvin Phillips was highlighted at Old Trafford, while Raphinha and Harrison don’t necessarily have strong enough backups, with Helder Costa blowing hot-and-cold in recent times, starting just 13 Premier League games last season.
In other news, a pundit has given high praise to one Leeds player – find out who it is here.
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