Date: 12th January 2019 at 10:20am
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OPINION

Amid the spy storm that has placed the national spotlight on Leeds United in a less thanĀ  positive way, the week has ended in an otherwise uplifting way for the club’s supporters.

Friday night’s magnificent and totally deserved 2-0 win over Derby County was followed by reports from reliable publications that United are close to making Real Madrid reserve goalkeeper Kiko Casilla their first January signing.

But it gets better for fans who have been calling for major reinforcements this month after the headline exit of Samuel Saiz was followed by Lewis Baker following Jamal Blackman back to parent club Chelsea.

The reliable Phil Hay has revealed in the Yorkshire Evening Post that the Championship leaders are also trying to sign a new winger and a new attacking midfielder before the month is out.

The triple transfer update is music to the ears of supporters eager for Marcelo Bielsa to be given the backing he needs to turn a very good side into an automatic promotion one.

Given that Leeds were able to brush Derby aside without key men Patrick Bamford, Barry Douglas, Gaetano Berardi, long-time absentee Izzy Brown and newly-absent Kalvin Phillips, the manager is able to overcome must hurdles in his path.

But it would be ignoring the blatantly obvious not to have more cutting edge in the final third, including players better able to operate in tight spaces.

Two more quality outfield signings could be the difference between a top-two finish or not.

Suely the entire Leeds fanbase will be dancing with joy at the update from Hay.