Being a Leeds fan has been much more enjoyable over the last few weeks as Marcelo Bielsa has reminded the fans what it’s like to be a successful side. There is one weakness of the squad at the moment though, a lack of depth at centre-back. An article by Phil Hay in the Yorkshire Evening Post has asked the fans what they want and the answer is pretty resounding.
Inside Elland Road column – a week to the end of the transfer window. So what should Leeds United do?https://t.co/MrcWQkD9YJ
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) August 22, 2018
Nearly every response from the fans was a call for a new centre-back to be introduced at the club. The Whites still have a week to bring in any loan deals before the window closes for good until January. Most supporters are desperate to tie up some last minute loans or even bring in a free agent or two. Both John Terry and Robert Huth are available as free agents whilst a number of young Premier League centre-backs could be loan options.
It’s yet to be seen how Marcelo Bielsa will act in the last week of the window and it seems like he’s pretty laid back about his squad depth at the moment. The Argentine has previously worked with very thin squads and it seems like he’s implementing that at Elland Road as he’s seen lots of young players and fringe men leave the club on loans and permanent deals and only a handful of new faces have come in the other way.
You can read The Whites’ verdict on what they need here:
We need a commanding CENTREBACK ASAP . We want a commanding CENTREBACK ASAP . Without a commanding CENTREBACK we will go nowhere. CENTREBACK CENTREBACK CENTREBACK ASAP ASAP
— Churchillweeps (@rivieradan) August 23, 2018
A central defender, defensive midfielder and a left winger be lovely thanks
— Mark Devaney (@markwd1) 22 August 2018
Good article Phil. I still think we need a CB!
— Graham Hunt (@GrahamH10912941) August 22, 2018
Seriously – we NEED height !
— Jah Wild (@WildWhite65) 22 August 2018
Still frail in defence. Get a decent experienced centre-back…at least for cover for when Pontus & Cooper are out, like now.
— Carpediem55 (@marktenjag) August 23, 2018
Food for thought but isn’t John Terry or huth on free transfers? Be perfect in bringing the other center half’s along with playing the odd game to save legs?!
— CJ Slater (@CJ_Slater16) August 23, 2018
BUY SOME DEFENDERS OBVIOUSLY
— Ricky Block (@richardblock24) August 22, 2018
CB. Berardi is likely to get sent off at some point and another injury then we're knackered again
— Paul Brown (@Tillage5) August 22, 2018
The fans are desperate for some cover at centre-back and will be hoping Bielsa acts in the nex few days.