By David Woods

29th Jan, 2018 | 1:02pm

Christiansen provides significant update on Leeds January striker search - reliable journalist

Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen has given hope to fans desperate to see a new striker at the club in the January transfer window.
In his pre-match press conference on Monday lunchtime, Christiansen confirmed that it was difficult to bring in a striker in the January window but he didn’t rule out some arriving before the Wednesday deadline.
Phil Hay from the Yorkshire Evening Post reported the news on his personal Twitter account on Monday lunchtime.

That follows a Football Insider exclusive that stated Leeds would not be bringing in a striker as they had no budget left.
The two could marry quite easily, with Leeds on the hunt for a player who would be available on loan or even a free agent, but it’s still looking odds against.
Christiansen also said the transfer business was in the hands of director of football Victor Orta, and that Andy Lonergan would travel with the squad for the Hull game.
However, when asked if he would be a Leeds player at the end of the winner he just said, “We will see”.

Football Insider verdict:
If we were betting people we’d put our money on leeds not signing a new striker. Our sources revealed that there was no budget left and despite Christiansen not ruling it out, that’s fairly standard for this time of year. He would obviously love a new source of goals but unless Orta can find someone for a ridiculous bargain price, it’s just not going to happen.
In other Leeds United news, the Whites are in the hunt to sign this dazzling right-sided flyer from a top six club.
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