By Richard Parks

Paul Heckingbottom has revealed in a Radio Leeds interview tonight (Wednesday) that Leeds United are planning on making around four senior summer signings.

The United manager outlined his transfer plans following a poor start to his reign since taking over from Thomas Christiansen at the start of February.

Leeds are 14th in the Championship table and their play-off hopes have been left in tatters after securing just one win since Boxing Day.

Heckingbottom said specific plans have not yet been drawn up on new signings but explained that he has a rough idea of how many he wants to bring in.

“All that will depend on how many we can get out. If we can bring in four players, we need to make sure they make us a better squad,” said Heckingbottom, as quoted by the West Yorkshire Sport Twitter account.

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“We want to compete at the top the table, regardless of budget. Once we are clear who we want to stay, who we want to be a part of the squad, and who we don’t then we will have those conversations.”

Football Insider verdict:

There has been a whirlwind of transfer activity since Andrea Radrizzani took sole control of Leeds last May – 16 senior signings last summer and a further four in January – but the squad is weaker than the one that controversial former owner Massimo Cellino left behind. It does not help that Leeds are operating on a budget well below many of their Championship rivals, which means fans will not be getting too excited at the prospect of four new summer arrivals. The emphasis needs to be on quality, not quantity. United need proven Championship performers who can hit the ground running supplemented by a few overseas gems. In other words, more players like Adam Forshaw and Samuel Saiz.

In other Leeds United news, it can be revealed that NINE senior players at the club are in Radrizzani’s firing line and fighting for their jobs.

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