Smyth appeared on the latest episode of the Inside Elland Road podcast and the club’s summer transfers was the main topic of discussion on the show. Smyth provided a transfer update about the club’s potential signings in the summer.
The journalist stated that Victor Orta is already in talks with five targets and he has already spoken to a left-back who will suit the demands of Marcelo Bielsa and his system.
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The Whites have been linked with a move for Javi Galan in recent days and it has been suggested that he has suitcases ready already, ahead of a move to the Yorkshire-based club.
Smyth relayed some updates about transfers and said: “As it stands, Victor Orta is in talks with five targets – not all left-backs. They’re hoping to bring in three, you can maybe see four, but three, probably, first-team signings.
“And then of course, they’ll bring in two, three, four Under-23s signings as well to bolster Mark Jackson’s squads. Of those players he’s talking to, he spoke to a left-back at the weekend who impressed, we’re led to believe, with his attitude and seems to have the right stuff to play for Marcelo Bielsa and move into a good position in the pecking order when it comes to targets for that position.”
TIF Thoughts on Leeds transfers…
The new Premier League season starts on the 14th of August and Marcelo Bielsa’s demanding system requires players to get accustomed to the style of play beforehand, so that they can operate effectively under him.
So it is important for Leeds to sort out their summer signings as soon as possible, such that new players get used to playing Bielsa’s style quickly. It would only help the club in the 2021/22 season. Orta being proactive already should be a good sign for Bielsa.