Phil Hay has been speaking on the latest edition of The Athletic’s The Phil Hay Show about all things relating to Leeds United.
One of the topics that Hay spent some time on was the Whites’ potential transfer plans and what positions they could target.
In the last summer transfer window, the Whites signed players for various different positions, and the money spent and the players brought in have helped contribute to a brilliant season for Leeds, which has them sitting on 46 points with six games to go.
However, Hay thinks that there are positions that the Whites can strengthen.
He said: (17:55) “I think the good thing is that there are obvious things they can do to this team to make it better, one of them being signing an out-and-out left-back and properly fill in that role.
(19:19) “Again, it doesn’t feel to me as if you go from front to back and you pick out four or five positions where there are issues, or there are problems.
“I think they’re strong in most areas on the basis of the form this season, but it does seem evident that the areas of the team that they really need to strengthen, I think they will.”
Do you think Leeds need to do much business this summer?
No, we have the basis of a strong squad
Yes, a lot of work has to be done
TIF Thoughts on Leeds’ squad…
Hay mentions left-back as a position that needs strengthening, which would make sense given that Ezgjan Alioski’s deal at Elland Road expires at the end of the season.
Another position in which the Whites could perhaps do with additions is in the centre of midfield as they only have three players who can naturally play there.
One of those is Adam Forshaw, who has been injured since September 2019, and Stuart Dallas, who is naturally a left-back, has played in the centre of midfield on seven occasions this season, so perhaps another midfielder in the summer would help Leeds.
It will be interesting to see what the Whites decide to do in the summer, but it is clear that they have a couple of positions that could be strengthened.