Phil Hay has been speaking on the latest edition of The Athletic’s The Phil Hay Show about all things relating to Leeds United.
The Athletic reporter spoke about the club’s transfer plans after he was asked about the 3-0 defeat to Crawley Town potentially changing those plans.
However, Hay doesn’t believe that this result will make any difference on Leeds’ first-team plans and that he would be amazed if it did.
He said: “I don’t think it will have a bearing on the thinking for the first team, because it doesn’t change the fact that when it comes to the Premier League table, they’re still in a strong position – and that was part of the rationale for planning nothing big this month.
“I think had you seen the league form deteriorate before Christmas and had it gone poorly through January, a little bit like it did last season, that is when potentially a rethink can come, that’s potentially when the club might push the boat out in terms of what they are willing to spend or wages that they are willing to take on.
“I still think if you look at it sensibly; you can see the merit in sitting tight if there’s nothing out there that you desperately want to do and waiting for the summer window to come round.
“I would have been absolutely amazed if, on the back of the Crawley defeat, Leeds had suddenly gone big in the transfer market because of it.”
Are you happy with this?
No, we should be trying to sign someone
Yes, the squad is good enough
TIF Thoughts on Leeds’ continued transfer plans…
We think that this could be deemed wise because Leeds spent just under £100m in the last transfer window, and although they are now out of the FA Cup, they still have a healthy gap to the relegation zone.
So, it looks like Leeds will still be in for a quiet transfer window.