Christiansen reveals Orta transfer hunt as he details surprise plans for January
Leeds United boss Thomas Christiansen has revealed that he is not making activity in the upcoming winter transfer market a priority as he confirms director of football Victor Orta is on the hunt for potential talent.
The Whites are currently sitting eighth in the Championship as teams close in on the halfway stage of the current campaign, five points off the top six and the play off spot that comes with finishing among the top sides.
It has been a roller-coaster of a season so far for Christiansen and his men, with a bright start catapulting the club to the very top of the second tier table.
However, an abysmal run of form, which saw the Whites suffer seven defeats in nine league games, has seen an almighty slide down the table and handing a hammer blow to their hopes of automatic promotion.
Despite the prospect of many teams looking to invest in the January transfer window as they try to secure talent to push them up the table, the Danish boss has surprisingly stated that bringing new faces to Elland Road is not a priority of his, as he is relatively happy with what he has at his disposal.
He told the Express: “Right now, how the situation is inside the squad, I don’t want to touch anything right now and less speak about it.
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“I am very pleased with the players I have, how they train, how they perform, how compromised they are with the team, with the idea that they play, so I cannot complain.
“It’s not a must to sign players but of course he is on the market to see what can be interested or not. It’s not a priority we have but Victor (Orta) is working on that if it’s necessary.
“If the club decides to bring a player, two or whatever, it’s an option, but it’s nothing that I want to speak about, to think about. If they come and tell me something, I will of course listen to it and give my opinion.”
The Whites will look to continue their resurgence in form on Saturday, when they travel to Loftus Road to take on a Queens Park Rangers side sitting 10 places below them in 18th.
In other Leeds United news, QPR boss Ian Holloway has given his prediction for Saturday’s clash.