Phil Hay has claimed that Leeds United are set to target a new left-back and striker in January.
Leeds United decided that they didn’t need to sign either a new left-back or striker over the summer that was first-team ready to help out Jesse Marsch’s side and that appears to have come back to haunt them as they sit just two points above the bottom three.
Their inconsistent first half of the season appears to have made people realise within Leeds that bringing in a left-back and striker could certainly help them out in their fight against the drop as they look to be active next month.
That’s according to Hay who’s been speaking on The Phil Hay Show about what is being spoken about in terms of Leeds’ transfer plans.
“From speaking to people at the club it does seem like left-back and forward are, once again, the things that are being spoken about and I would say those of us on the outside would be saying if you’re being offered players in two positions those are the two you would go for.
Where does Leeds to improve most?
“It feels to me that the club are aware that those are the positions they should be looking at but again it’s going to come down to delivery.”
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It appears very obvious that Leeds need reinforcements at both left-back and striker because Marsch simply has so few options to choose from, which has been highlighted by the fact Pascal Struijk, a natural left-back, has been playing out of position most of the season to help the team.
Leeds’ striker woes have potentially been covered up so far because of the purple patch of form Rodrigo has recently found himself in and the fact that Crysencio Summerville has managed to acclimatise himself to the Premier League very quickly.
However, if Leeds wish to stop being a side that are constantly looking over their shoulder towards the drop zone, then signing a left-back and striker of real quality have to be recruited next month.