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Leeds United: Cross outlines next areas for club to improve

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Journalist Beren Cross recently took to Twitter to express his opinion on positions Leeds United to address after successfully bringing in their third signing of the window, Bayern Munich midfielder Marc Roca

The Whites have stormed into the summer transfer window, picking up Red Bull Salzburg duo Brenden Aaronson and Rasmus Kristensen as well as 25-year-old Spanish midfielder Roca in the past few days.

However, it would be surprising if their work is finished amidst rumours suggesting duo Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha could be set for the exit door which would give their transfer budget a significant boost.

Journalist Cross has claimed that the club still need to solve problems around two key areas in the first team, stating manager Jesse Marsch still needs to look at the striker and left-back positions this summer, in his opinion.

He wrote on Twitter, “Roca done. Three in by mid-June. Still business Leeds United want to do in this window. Striker and left-back have to be looked at, for me.”

TIF Thoughts on Cross’ comments…

Leeds desperately need to add depth to their squad after they suffered a number of injuries to key men last season, including Phillips, Patrick Bamford, Luke Ayling, and Stuart Dallas.

After Bamford missed most of the season through injuries, only playing nine Premier League games, they were left with only Rodrigo and Dan James to fill the void. Neither impressed with Rodrigo bagging just six goals and James with four.

Cross’ concerns could be fixed by the end of the window however as the club have been linked with a move for 20-year-old Paris Saint-Germain striker Arnaud Kalimuendo, with an offer of £17 million sent by the Yorkshire club.

The club has also been linked with a move for Philadelphia Union left-back Kai Wagner, who has impressed, ranking in the 92nd percentile for blocks with 2.43 per game and the 93rd for progressive carries and shot-creating actions per game across players at the position in Major League Soccer.

With the potential departures of Phillips and Raphinha, the club will need to use the money wisely to bolster their squad but with links already in the works, it looks likely they will make some more moves before the end of the window.

Will Leeds make more signings?

Yes

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