Leeds United fans have been reacting to comments made by chief executive Angus Kinnear about the January transfer window.
The January transfer window is now officially open, providing clubs like Leeds the chance to strengthen their squad for the second half of the season – something that may well be needed for Marcelo Bielsa’s side especially as they look to keep their distance from the Premier League’s relegation zone.
However, according to comments made by Kinnear, bringing players in isn’t set to be all that straightforward.
Writing in his programme notes ahead of their recent game with Burnley (as per journalist Phil Hay on Twitter), Kinnear noted: ‘We should not underestimate the challenge of securing targets who can meet Marcelo’s exacting standards and have the immediate impact that is required this season.’
Given Bielsa’s notorious demands, this should not come across as too shocking a statement, however, when the comments were picked up by Leeds fans on Twitter, there seemed to be plenty of uproar from the supporters over how the club appeared to be planning for the window:
“Utter nonsense. Clubs have done business already, they’ve had plenty of time to prepare for Jan as they’ve known for a couple of months we need at least one, if not two midfielders. Financial constraints obviously a problem, because Bielsa has mentioned it several times.”
Do you expect Leeds to spend in January?
It is perhaps a little too early to be getting angry over transfer window plans. After all, there’s still plenty of time to go before the window closes, so they might still get their intended targets to help give them that boost away from the bottom of the table.