Heckingbottom makes admission after reported Leeds transfer complaint about Wolves
Leeds United manager Paul Heckingbottom has admitted that he does not care about Wolves’ transfer activity, despite it being reported that the Yorkshire club have complained to the Football League about their Wednesday night opponents.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side travel to Elland Road this week off the back of a report in the Telegraph which claims that Leeds, Aston Villa and Derby have all filed complaints about super-agent Jorge Mendes and his influence at Molineux.
It was understood that the Whites were unhappy with the way Mendes has been able to effect the transfer policy at Wolves by signing his clients like Ruben Neves and Ivan Caveleiro.
The Football League’s board is due to meet on Thursday in order to discuss the complaints, but ahead of Wednesday night’s game, Heckingbottom has admitted that he is not focusing on that and just how his Leeds side can get the better of the Championship leaders on the pitch.
“I don’t care. It’s an issue that doesn’t concern me or worry me because I trust completely the club and what the club is doing,” he said, as quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post.
“Wolves is Wolves, agents are agents, other clubs are other clubs. I only care and focus on Wolves and our daily work.”
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This complaint about Wolves has come at a very coincidental time. Their next two fixtures are against both Leeds and Aston Villa, so there may be a hint that the two clubs are trying to disrupt Wanderers and their bid to run away with promotion. Wolves have not won in their last three fixtures and Cardiff are now just three points behind them. There’s every chance that Nuno’s men could bottle winning the title and just go up in second place, which would be a bit of a blow considering how far ahead they were at one stage and how much money that they have spent in comparison to Cardiff. Leeds and Villa should just concentrate on their own business, it does not appear that there is much going on that is wrong at Molineux.
In other Leeds United news, fans have demanded that this fringe player earns his first start of the league campaign against Wolves on Wednesday.