Leeds United are yet to do any business in the January transfer window and Phil Hay has provided an update on the impact the new 49ers investment will have this month.
Phil Hay’s transfer update
Hay wrote in The Athletic: “Leeds are in the final week of the January transfer window but sources at Elland Road say this second tranche of investment from the US will not alter their short-term recruitment policy.
“The club did not intend to make any significant signings this month and they are continuing to indicate that the window will close on Monday without any additions to their first-team squad.”
Should this disappoint Leeds fans?
Leeds have not done a lot of big business in the January transfer window since Marcelo Bielsa became manager, so this news shouldn’t be surprising.
If the Whites hadn’t beaten Newcastle on Tuesday evening, it would have been four losses in a row, and this might have put pressure on the club to sign some players. However, the 2-1 victory means they are now 14 points clear of the bottom three and surely now looking up instead of down.
Leeds are likely now in a safe enough position this term to assess and strengthen in the summer – this seems like a much safer idea, allowing for more planning time and avoiding panic buys for inflated prices this month.
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