Danny Mills despaired as he suggested Leeds United are hesitant about gambling on signing players such as Hull City attacker Jarrod Bowen.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the ex-Leeds defender admitted that whenever the club have taken a gamble previously, it’s gone wrong for them and caused massive problems.
It was recently reported that Leeds are planning to look at taking players on loan but have a promotion clause attached that turns them into full-time buys if the club reach the Premier League.
It was claimed that the Whites are willing to pay a £3million loan fee for Bowen, and that figure could eventually rise to £15million if they win promotion.
Mills explained that past mistakes cause Leeds to face a big problem in the transfer market as what happened previously is always going to be an issue in the back of everyone’s mind.
When asked about Leeds’ plot to pay a £3million loan fee for Bowen and agree to a deal which could rise to £15million, Mills told Football Insider: “A lot of this is going to come down to finances and the gamble.
“The worry that you have to have is, that will always be out there, is regarding what has happened in the past at Leeds.
“When they’ve made a gamble, it’s gone wrong and it’s caused the club to go into financial meltdown and has caused massive problems.
“That does become a big problem and that’s always going to be part of the issue that it comes down to.
“Again it’s trying to guarantee…you get the best short-term gambles.”
Bowen has played 30 times for Hull this season, scoring 17 goals and registering five assists in the process.
The 23-year-old has been with the Tigers since 2014 and he has made 129 appearances for the club.
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