Tony Dorigo, former Leeds United player and official club co-commentator 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 he spent some time on was the club’s summer transfer plans, and he revealed what positions he thinks the Whites need to strengthen and how many players he thinks his former club will sign.
Leeds spent a huge amount of money last summer and bought players for various positions, and they have helped deliver an excellent campaign in the Premier League, which has the Whites sitting on 47 points.
However, Dorigo does think that Leeds need to make some improvements.
He said: “I think it is a big summer and that’s why these games towards the end of the season are important because the outside world is looking in, and fortunately, we have got great exposure, haven’t we this year.
“I am sure there are a lot of players now that would like to come to the Premier League, if you haven’t got Champions League, you’re going to be looking ‘well, where’s a nice fit for me?’
“I wouldn’t be surprised that they’re looking at a club like us. Why not? They want to improve, and under Marcelo Bielsa, that would certainly happen.”
“So the boys have got to get it right, so we’ll spend a bit of money; hopefully we spend it wisely and rather than buy seven or eight players, I’d like to see three or four good quality players come in to really strengthen.
“[A] left-back, obviously, midfield, maybe someone alongside Meslier as well. I know Marcelo always loves a wide man, so maybe one of those as well.
“I think we all know where the kind of positions are, but it’s just getting the right fit for the right money to make sure that we keep on solid ground and keep going up.”
Do you think that Leeds only need three or four players this summer?
Yes, that seems about right
No, we need more than that
TIF Thoughts on Leeds’ potential summer transfer plans…
It does seem as if because the Whites strengthened so well last summer, they don’t have to do too much in this transfer window.
It seems that a left-back will be required as Ezgjan Alioski looks to be edging closer to an exit, and in the centre of midfield, the Whites are short on options.
Kiko Casilla could also leave in the summer, so the Whites would need a replacement for him, so these all seem like reasonable positions that Leeds can improve on, and it will be interesting to see what happens in the summer.