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Leeds United: Phil Hay drops transfer claim

Leeds United: Phil Hay drops transfer claim - Leeds United

The Athletic’s Leeds United correspondent Phil Hay has issued an update, via Twitter, on the possibility of the Yorkshire club making January signings.

This comes after the Whites suffered their third straight defeat in all competitions in the Premier League on Saturday against Brighton and Hove Albion. 

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Saturday’s blow for Leeds United

You could argue that the Whites’ 1-0 loss to Brighton at the weekend was a fairly big blow for the Yorkshire club, as in addition to handing them their third straight loss, the relegation-battling Seagulls have narrowed the gap between themselves and Leeds to six points, though Marcelo Bielsa’s side have played one fewer game than Brighton. 

Per Whites midfielder Mateusz Klich, the Yorkshire club’s primary goal this term is to avoid relegation from the top flight and while they remain 11 points clear of 18th-placed Fulham, who have played one game less than Leeds, they will surely want to avoid making a habit of suffering back-to-back losses in the league like they now have, to prevent the likes of Brighton from overtaking them and dragging them closer to the bottom three. 

Hay’s latest transfer update

Whites boss Bielsa certainly doesn’t seem to think that his side is out of the woods in terms of entering a relegation battle, as he shared concern over his side’s form following Saturday’s loss, per a report from LeedsLive, in which it was also claimed that the Argentinian coach ‘could be forced into the January transfer market to try and find a solution’ for Leeds’ woes. 

However, Hay doesn’t seem to think that this will be the case, as he has posted a tweet declaring that ‘they look like sticking’ with the players they have, in response to a Leeds fan who asked him if the club will be tempted to make any January signings following the Brighton loss. 

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Now that we’re into the final two weeks of the January transfer window, it will be interesting to see whether or not Bielsa can turn Leeds’ form around with the players he has before the end of the month to dispel any concerns over their Premier League survival hopes.

In other news, Leeds United chief executive Angus Kinnear has issued an update on his plans for Elland Road.


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