Leeds chief told to 'stop making excuses' after transfer reveal - pundit

By Kevin Campbell

26th Jan, 2022 | 5:30pm

Kinnear told to 'stop making excuses' after Leeds transfer update - pundit

Kevin Campbell has told Leeds United chief executive Angus Kinnear to “stop making excuses” about the club’s lack of transfer activity.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton striker urged the club to sign the players the team “badly needs”.

The Whites are yet to sign any senior players in the January window despite injuries to key players Kalvin Phillips and Patrick Bamford.

Writing in programme notes, as quoted by Yorkshire Evening Post (22 January), Kinnear outlined the club’s transfer strategy and detailed how there was little value for money in the current market.

He claimed that new additions “would block youngsters’ development” such as Joe Gelhardt, Leo Hjelde and Lewis Bate.

Campbell rubbished Kinnear’s suggestions that signings would stunt the growth of younger players.

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“Stop making excuses,” he told Football Insider.

“These youngsters would still get an opportunity. It is up to the manager whether he gives it to them.

“Leeds need more experience in that squad. Under Bielsa, those youngsters would still develop. At the end of the day, if Leeds want to be a Premier League team they need more experience.

“Don’t cop out. Make the signings that your team badly needs because they’re short in a couple of areas.”

Speaking on Saturday, Kinnear said: “Signing other options would block such youngsters’ development and would offer nowhere near the long-term potential.

“Simultaneously, any January activity has an opportunity cost on more optimal moves in the summer.”

In other news, a medical expert has claimed Bielsa is not telling the full story ‘again’ after injury update.