Leeds journalist Phil Hay has made a big request to transfer Andrea Radrizzani ahead of the summer 2022 window …
What is the talk?
The Athletic reporter claimed the window could be occupied for Leeds as owner Andrea Radrizzani wants to take the club to Europe.
Responding to a fan questioning the lack of money spent in summer, Hay said: “What I’m starting to feel now is if this season is going to be a chore (and it looks like it will) to start thinking seriously about what to do next summer.
“An investment in the team will certainly be necessary as Radrizzani is the one who keeps talking about Europe. It looks like next summer should be a lot more active than this one.
Did Leeds spend enough last summer?
Leeds fans might be buzzing
Leeds fans will surely be delighted by this claim from Hay as it suggests they are ready for an exciting summer next year. The Whites have added just two senior players to their squad in the just vanished window, Junior Firpo and Dan James arriving from Barcelona and Manchester United respectively for a combined £ 39.69million.
Young goalkeeper Kristoffer Klaesson was also signed and Manchester City’s Jack Harrison loan was eventually converted into a permanent deal. Their spend totaled £ 53.01million as they got nothing from the spend showing that Radrizzani has invested a fair amount in the squad despite the relatively low number of new faces.
It also shows why Leeds fans can now be excited about what could happen next summer. Hay believes the club may have a busy transfer window compared to the one just ended, suggesting more than £ 53million could be spent. Fans will surely be delighted as it means a lot of money could be invested in some exciting talent to add to the squad, especially if the rest of this season continues to be a ‘slog’, as Hay said. .
They will also be driven by the club’s ambition to qualify for Europe in the coming seasons. Imagine a European night out at Elland Road after such a long time with no one to enjoy… it chills your spine. If Radrizzani can give Marcelo Bielsa and Victor Orta the funds to put together a squad capable of fighting for the top six, then fans might start to believe that the glory days will return in Yorkshire.
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