Leeds United journalist Beren Cross has outlined the club’s current stance in the transfer market this summer.
Having made the notable purchase of Junior Firpo from Barcelona, as well as making Jack Harrison’s loan move a permanent one after three seasons at the club on loan, it seems that Marcelo Bielsa and Victor Orta may not do any more business before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.
Indeed, while speaking on a Leeds United Live Facebook stream, Cross suggested that the club would likely be content if the market closed today – even after the notable 5-1 loss to Manchester United on the opening day of the Premier League season.
In reference to a recent interview with Angus Kinnear – who told The Square Ball that Leeds fans shouldn’t expect much transfer actvity – Cross said: “I’m led to believe it’s not a hugely different situation from the picture that Angus Kinnear painted last week.”
Explaining that the significant opening day loss shouldn’t change the club’s thinking, Cross went on to say: “It certainly doesn’t fit the profile that we’ve seen from Kinnear and Orta and Bielsa, they don’t seem the knee-jerk type.
“So I think they are happy with what they’ve got. I think they would happily close the window now with what they have, but they will, of course, be abreast of opportunities as and when they arise.”
TIF thoughts on Leeds United’s transfer policy…
Throughout his career, Bielsa has never been the sort to go out and spend a lot of money on big-name signings.
However, if the club do want to continue on their upward trajectory and improve upon their ninth-placed league finish last season, they may well look to bring in one more name – perhaps the linked Lewis O’Brien – before the window shuts.