EXCLUSIVE By Richard Parks
Leeds United supremo Andrea Radrizzani will make transfer funds readily available to manager Thomas Christiansen in the January transfer window, Football Insider sources understand.
Leeds signed 16 new players in the summer window but they made a profit in the market as they sold Chris Wood and Charlie Taylor to Premier League club Burnley for a combined £25million.
Radrizzani has invested heavily in four-year contracts to a number of Leeds first-team players and has also secured a £20million deal to buy back Elland Road.
But the Italian businessman is ambitious and will back the club in the transfer market in January as they aim to secure at least a play-off spot.
A well-placed source has told Football Insider that Leeds boss Christiansen will be given money to improve the squad when the transfer window reopens in January as funds are still available from the sale of Wood to Burnley, which was £15million rising to a potential £18million.
Most of the players signed by United in the summer were inexpensive, with the £3million signing of Samuel Saiz from Spanish second-tier club Huesca comfortably the biggest outlay.
The source told Football Insider that Leeds are keen to signing more attacking players in the winter window, in what will be seen as an exciting plan by supporters.
They have been actively monitoring the Dutch leagues and one player on their radar is mobile Groningen attacker Mimoun Mahi, who has been capped by Morocco.
Mahi, who play as a winger or as a striker, is regarded as one of the best talents currently playing in Holland and has already scored four goals in just seven Eredivisie games so far this season.
In other Leeds United news, this Elland Road flyer is looking to put himself in the “shop window” for next summer.