Journalist drops interesting Leeds United claim ahead of January window


Transfer insider Dean Jones believes Leeds need a productive transfer window in January to improve on their current league position.


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The Argentine added four permanent players to his squad this summer along with Kristoffer Klaesson, Junior Firpo, Jack Harrison and Daniel James.

However, those four additions couldn’t have had the desired impact, with the Yorkshire giants currently sitting 15th in the Premier League after just two wins in their first 11 games.

How have Leeds performed this season?

Bielsa’s side have yet to reach the heights of their first top-flight return campaign, although their recent results point them in the right direction.

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Leeds have collected just six points in their first eight games and have accumulated just one less in their last three after draws with Wolves and Leicester sandwiched between a first away win this quarter in Norwich.

But Leeds are the Premier League’s third-highest scorer behind Tottenham and Norwich and are suffering without the presence of last season’s top scorer, Patrick Bamford, who has missed the last seven games due to injury.

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Additionally, Kalvin Phillips, Luke Ayling, Firpo, Jamie Shackleton and Robin Koch all spent time on the sidelines, which at times left Bielsa pure.

The majority of them are expected to be available in the near future, but Jones still believes Bielsa could do by adding to his squad in January.

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What did Jones say?

Asked about the depth of their team and the current list of injuries, he told GIVEMESPORT: “I think they have to do something in January.”

What does Leeds need in January?

According to teamTALK, Leeds are considering a move for Marcus Tavernier, which would suggest that Victor Orta is hoping to strengthen his midfield department.

Leeds have needed another midfielder for some time to ease Phillips’ workload, having failed to do so this summer.

In addition, Bielsa will surely be looking to recruit another striker. Rodrigo has performed well in Bamford’s absence, scoring two goals in his last three outings, but the Spaniard is understandably not a number nine.

Therefore, it’s not as surprising to see Leeds following the progress of Eddie Nketiah, who spent time on loan at Elland Road in 2019 and scored against Bielsa’s side in the Carabao Cup last month. .

Their defensive injuries could see this area treated as well, but a midfielder and a striker would appear as their top priorities in the winter.


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