Supporters of Leeds United have recently reacted to a transfer claim which was made by Angus Kinnear and relayed by Leeds Live journalist Beren Cross.
While speaking on The Square Ball podcast, the Whites’ chief executive spelt out how he believed the January transfer window would pan out for the club.
Supposedly, Kinnear is expecting it to be quiet for Marcelo Bielsa’s side during the winter window (via Leeds Live).
He said: “The reality in January is, firstly, it’s a very difficult window to generate any value in because people are normally panicking and therefore paying over the odds. We don’t want to do that.
“The second thing is the summer window closed much later than it normally does, so January is coming much sooner and therefore the need to readjust isn’t required.”
The report which carried these quotes was shared on social media by Cross and it had lots of fans talking.
So, what did these Leeds fans have to say about the transfer claim from Angus Kinnear?
“Need a CM. Why risk going down?”
“Says it every time beren so if it doesnt come off no ones gonna winge but there’s plenty of opportunities out there I’ll be surprised if we don’t end up with a first team CM by the end of January”
During the summer transfer window, the Whites sealed the arrival of seven players on permanent transfers and one on loan, which saw positions right across the pitch strengthened (per Transfermarkt).
In total, the Elland Road club sunk a whopping £96.1m into the seven deals which saw players sign permanently for Bielsa’s outfit.
On the outgoing front, not a single player was sold for a transfer fee and, therefore, no money was brought in through player sales.
Where do Leeds most need to recruit in January?
“We need a centre midfield like opportunity”
“Just sign Olise and a centre back”
Following their recruitment in the summer, Leeds have won five and drawn two of their opening 14 Premier League matches and sit seven points above the relegation zone (per BBC).
“championship is a here we go!”
“Need 1 or 2 players don’t be fooled by what they say.”
As can be seen in what these Leeds fans had to say, some of them were worried about the chances of the club not signing anyone in January.