Leeds United are looking to secure two more friendlies during the international break, according to Phil Hay.
The Lowdown: Real Sociedad fixture
The Whites recently announced that they will take on La Liga side Real Sociedad in a winter friendly ahead of domestic action returning after the World Cup.
Elland Road will host the game on Friday 16 December, with Leeds set to return to Premier League action against Manchester City on Wednesday 28 December. It looks as if Jesse Marsch wants more fixtures finalised, though, with Hay sharing an update in that regard.
The Latest: Hay’s claim
Hay was writing in a club-by-club guide for The Athletic on what he expects to happen at Elland Road and Thorp Arch during the break.
The reliable reporter said that Leeds chiefs made a U-turn on heading to San Francisco following defeats to Leicester City and Fulham and want three friendlies, one of which could be in Spain.
The Verdict: Makes sense
Leeds have three players heading to the World Cup in Brenden Aaronson, Tyler Adams and Rasmus Kristensen, with the rest of the squad having some time off before coming back for what will almost be another pre-season.
They will need to get back up to speed, so three friendlies sounds like a good number ahead of what will be a busy second half of the season.
The Real Sociedad game is already finalised, so perhaps a fixture in Spain and a behind-closed-doors friendly at Thorp Arch would be ideal preparation for the squad.
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