Leeds United Managing Director Angus Kinnear has been speaking on the latest edition of The Athletic’s The Phil Hay Show about all things relating to the Whites.
One of the topics that he spent a little bit of time on was transfers ahead of the summer.
Leeds invested heavily in the last summer transfer window, and they have been rewarded with safety and at least 50 points, which is an impressive return.
He said: (56:22) “I think we’re in a good place. The key, and you would expect me to say this, but the key for everyone to remember is the strategy very much was to invest in a team, which could make [us] successful for two to three years, and I think we did that.
(57:11) “We’ve got a great base of a team which we can grow; we will be seeking to strengthen it.
“There are some obvious areas where it needs to be strengthened. It’s challenging to get players that can play to the level that Marcelo plays.
(57:50) “We really have set a high benchmark to recruit against, and we need to make sure that people that we bring in – because we still want to manage the club sustainably from a financial perspective – are truly better and build on what we currently have.”
Are you confident ahead of the summer now?
Yes, this all sounds brilliant
No, I am not confident
TIF Thoughts on Kinnear’s statement…
This sounds like the Whites are happy with the business they have done this season, and it also suggests that perhaps Leeds won’t be signing that many players.
Interestingly, Kinnear thinks there are some “obvious” areas of the squad that need to be improved on, which implies that the Whites have identified targets for those specific positions.
Having listened to this, we think that Leeds fans should be encouraged by what Kinnear said, and it appears as if the Whites intend to improve the first team this summer rather than bring in squad players.