Leeds United News: Brown reveals Bielsa transfer strategy

By Michael Brown

30th Dec, 2020 | 12:54pm

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The Leeds United team’s mind-melting attacking football has been far from laid-back this season – but when it comes to transfers Marcelo Bielsa is relaxed.

That is according to ex-Leeds midfielder Michael Brown, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

He was reacting to the story in The Athletic which claimed Leeds were set to have a quiet window but could be on the lookout for an extra attacking option if an opportunity presented itself.

He drew parallels with Bielsa’s handling of the injury crisis which has enveloped Elland Road in recent weeks, saying that the Argentine has previous when it comes to addressing personnel issues.

He told Football Insider: “Look at the injuries, I don’t think he’s a man who’s over-worried about it. Other managers would be concerned, or think ‘I’ve got to find an answer here.'”

“I mean, everybody wants another attacker, don’t they? But I don’t think he just goes and spends money when he doesn’t have to. He won’t be in a rush.

“Bamford, for example, was under a lot of pressure last season. People were saying more forwards need to come in. But Bielsa stuck with him, and look at him now…”

Bamford has 10 Premier League goals this campaign, enough to put him 5th in the scoring charts.

Leeds have not been shy in asserting themselves in front of goal in their first season back in the Premier League in 16 years, nor have they fretted too much about the porous nature of their defence – there have been 60 goals in 16 Leeds United games this season, at least three more than anyone else.

In other news, another former Leeds player was starstruck by this 97% pass master’s display in the 5-0 win over West Brom on Tuesday.