New Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has been speaking to the press on his first official day at Elland Road and has immediately dropped a transfer bombshell which supporters will not be overly impressed to hear.
There was an expectation that following the dismal end to the season under Paul Heckingbottom that there would be an overhaul of the side.
But judging by the Argentinian’s comments to the media it would appear that that might not actually be the case as he revealed that he was relatively happy with his overall squad.
He did though admit that there would be new faces and as quoted via the Yorkshire Evening Post’s chief sports writer Phil Hay on Twitter, the 62-year-old revealed: “For the moment we’re not intending to bring too many new faces in. From my point of view the club have got plenty of players I feel should remain here, who we should keep.”
Bielsa on transfers: "For the moment we're not intending to bring too many new faces in. From my point of view the club have got plenty of players I feel should remain here, who we should keep." #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) June 25, 2018
Football Insider verdict:
This is not exactly the good news that fans have been wanting to hear. With so much excitement surrounding the Yorkshire club following the appointment of the manager and talk of a host of players rumoured to be joining the club including the likes of Abel Hernandez, who the Yorkshire Evening Post says is in advanced talks, and Matej Vydra, it is a bubble-bursting verdict from the former Argentina national boss. It now looks as though maybe only one or two players will be making the switch to Elland Road this summer. Where that leaves the side going into a new season is anyone’s guess. You would have to say that the Whites are in need of a complete change of personnel. Aside from only three or four names, they do not have the quality or the ability to challenge for the play-off places and if the Premier League is really where they intend on heading, Bielsa must make significant headway into the transfer market.
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