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Phil Hay believes Leeds likely to bring in a centre-back

Phil Hay believes Leeds likely to bring in a centre-back

Leeds United have started to enjoy the transfer window this summer as Marcelo Bielsa starts to land some of his targets.

The Argentine had been frustrated during the start of his management career at the Whites as he saw a number of deals for players fall through.

However, the experienced manager has worked hard and has managed to build his squad with some talented acquisitions as they look to challenge for a Premier League spot.

Bielsa has added Patrick Bamford and Barry Douglas to his side permanently, whilst he has also looked to the top-flight for help, with Jamal Blackman and Lewis Baker both arriving from Chelsea and Jack Harrison has joined from Manchester City on season-long loans.

However, according to Phil Hay, it looks as though the transfer business is far from over, with the reputable journalist claiming more additions could happen before the deadline.

According to the Yorkshire Evening Post journalist, Bielsa is expected to bring a centre-back to the Elland Road outfit but was not sure on who it could be.

The Verdict:

Leeds will be looking to add some depth to their defensive core as they have started to look a little thin.

The club needs to bring a new centre-back to Elland Road as they saw Matthew Pennington head back to Everton, whilst Paudie O’Connor was allowed to leave on loan.

However, a deal could be slightly difficult for the Whites to conclude if Bielsa does see Pontus Jansson and Liam Cooper as his first choice pairing, as someone may not want to join them if they are to act just as cover.

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