'I'm not convinced' - Exclusive: Danny Mills makes Leeds financial claim in transfer verdict
Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa does not have a lot of money to work with in the January transfer market, according to Danny Mills.
The former Leeds and England full-back, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, says that he does not believe the Whites are lacking in terms of cash and that Kemar Roofe’s exit to Anderlecht helped to fund some of their spending this summer.
The Whites did not sign a single senior player permanently, with five loan deals through the door at Elland Road, although Helder Costa’s temporary move will be made into a full transfer next summer.
Mills says that the apparent lack of available funds means that he is not expecting to see Bielsa dip his toe into the window come January, having also refrained from too many signings at the start of 2019.
Asked about the prospect of signings in January, Mills told Football Insider: “I’m not convinced there is an awful lot of money in the bank at Leeds, that is why they needed to get Roofe out, to get the £7million to get people in.
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“Leeds are not awash with cash, financial fair play and a relatively high wage bill. I’d be surprised, Bielsa didn’t want anybody last season when there was money available. So no, I don’t think there will be too many incomings for Leeds.”
Leeds have brought in Helder Costa, Illan Meslier, Eddie Nketiah and Ben White in on loan for the new season, while Jack Clarke has returned temporarily after signing for Tottenham.
They have seen a number of players, both from the starting XI and the fringes, leave during the off-season, with Roofe joined by Pontus Jansson in departing Elland Road.
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