Leeds United journalist Phil Hay has been speaking about how Marcelo Bielsa could be convinced to dip into the January transfer market.
Since Bielsa arrived at Elland Road he has had a very specific way of doing things both on and off the pitch as he instantly introduced murder ball into training sessions which is essentially a training match but with no breaks as a new ball is instantly introduced when the other one goes out of play.
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Something that he has been strongly against is signing players halfway through the season when the winter transfer window comes about as they have never brought in a player in January, and they may still be scarred from when Swansea City got cold feet about selling them Daniel James in January 2019.
Speaking on the Phil Hay Show, Hay himself offered an insight into how Leeds could change their stance come this winter transfer window.
(51:08) “I don’t think he’s totally totally rigid in that he’s not open to little tweaks here and there and part of me sort of wonders, you know, as the January window comes around this time that all the indications from Leeds have been that they won’t do much, they potentially won’t do anything.
But I do feel with that in this window if it’s quite obvious from the outside, or it feels obvious that they could do with extra here or extra there if somebody will try to twist his arm on that and to put forward players that will allow them to be stronger for the second half of the season.”
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If come January, Leeds find themselves in the same position they’re currently in, which is 15th in the Premier League and only two points above the relegation zone, then they may have no choice but to look for reinforcements to help them move away from the threat of relegation.
Many Leeds fans may be slightly coy over their club bringing in some players in January if they leave it late in the window because of how much money they splashed on James in the summer, only for him to return one assist in his first eight games for the club.