By Danny Wright

6th Dec, 2017 | 12:55pm

Leeds double January swoop on the cards as Christiansen may axe fringe duo - report

Leeds United are expecting to make a January swoop for two players when the transfer window re-opens next month, according to a report.

LeedsLive claims that the Whites are willing to free up spaces to potentially introduce two new players to the squad and Thomas Christiansen may decide to axe fringe duo Pawel Cibicki and Mateusz Klich.

It is understood that Leeds are bracing themselves for enquiries about Cibicki, 23, and Klich, 27, who have barely played any first-team football since moving to Elland Road in the summer.

The report states that the Yorkshire giants are not actively trying to offload the duo, but a quickfire sale is on the cards in order to potentially bring in two fresh faces.

Cibicki has made just two appearances for Leeds since singing in the summer from Malmo and is yet to feature in the Championship.

Polish news outlet Prezeglad Sportowy has reported that Klich may return to the Netherlands in January after making just eight appearances since signing from FC Twente.

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Football Insider Verdict

Leeds made some strange signings in the summer that left Christiansen with a very unbalanced squad. Some positions like in the centre of midfield and up front have way too many players fighting for spaces while the defence is very thin. The only natural left-back at the club is Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, and his poor performances have meant Gaetano Berardi is the preferred option instead. That position should be Christiansen’s first priority in January because it’s a clear weak-link in the side both in defence and going forward due to Berardi’s one-footedness. The other player they should sign is perhaps best if it is either a first-class striker or a back-up centre-back. Leeds have struggled to replace Chris Wood and are also sometimes left short at the back due to injuries and suspensions.

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