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Bielsa’s January targets indicate where he sees weakness with Leeds

Bielsa’s January targets indicate where he sees weakness with Leeds

According to Club Call, Leeds have sent scouts to track Roma forward Ezequiel Ponce. 

The club have already shown an interest in Alavés winger Ibai Gómez, as manager Marcello Bielsa is clearly showing where he feels his side are weakest, but they are now monitoring the Argentinian forward on loan at AEK Athens.

Leeds currently have one of the smallest squads in the Championship, and that has been abundantly clear at times this season, as they have looked very thin on the ground after various injuries to players.

The Peacocks suffered a number of weeks with striker Kemar Roofe and winger Pablo Hernández on the sidelines, alongside the long-term injury to forward Patrick Bamford. In light of this injury crisis that the club endured, the manager clearly sees that as a department that needs reinforcing with new faces.

In addition to this, the intense style of football that Bielsa’s Leeds have already become renowned for takes its toll on the players, with some people believing it is conducive to the injuries suffered. Nonetheless, new personnel in the team is a necessity to combat fatigue and injuries.

Perhaps Bielsa feels that the top end of the pitch is where players are most susceptible to picking up injuries as a result of his style, but his transfer targets are very telling about his current state of mind.

Leeds currently sit at the top of the Championship table, but the season is long, and the danger is that the team will run out of steam. These new additions will potentially give The Whites the boost the club will need to take them all the way.

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