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Leeds United: Phil Hay shares feeling Victor Orta can do more in transfer market

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The Athletic’s Phil Hay feels Leeds United can do more to upgrade their squad before the transfer deadline.

Hay was speaking on The Athletic Football Podcast to discuss the Whites’ impressive start to the campaign.

Jesse Marsch’s men have hit the ground running this season after returning seven points from a possible nine on offer, which has them sat third in the table.

This comes after a busy summer of transfers in Yorkshire, which has seen seven new faces come through the doors at Elland Road with one week of the window still to go.

And despite praising Victor Orta’s hard work in the market, Hay believes Leeds could do with more recruits before next week’s deadline.

He said: “While there’s still a feeling that there is more that they can do in the transfer window – I think they could still do with a striker and there are people who think they need a left-back as well, I think the signings have been intelligent, they’ve been sensible and they have fitted into the framework, and that, I guess, is a big reason of why it does look to be working early on.”

TIF Thoughts on Hay’s comments…

It has certainly been an impressive window so far by Leeds, and getting their business done early may well be a big factor in their sensational start to the new campaign.

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However, there will always be room for improvement, and as Patrick Bamford’s struggles continue with injury, adding another striker to potentially replace the Englishman is one of the obvious areas for movement in the latter stages of the window.

And the same can be said at left-back, with Junior Firpo not exactly showing amazing form since joining Leeds and also struggling with his own injury issues.

Although players like Rodrigo are stepping up in the absence of others, having players to offer reliable options for Marsch would surely be a big boost going forward, but it remains to be seen whether Orta will heed the calls of Hay to bring more personnel in.

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