By Russell Edge

5th May, 2018 | 7:30pm

Leeds must sort out confirmed transfer issues immediately or face another summer of disaster


There are few doubts that last summer’s transfer window was a complete disaster for Leeds United following Andrea Radrizzani’s takeover – and the same cannot be allowed to happen 12 months later.

The club saw a major overhaul of the first team in the Italian owner’s first window in charge, all with newly appointed director of football Victor Orta in charge of the incoming recruits, but it failed to have the desired effect.

Despite a bright start to the campaign, which had seen the Whites top the table, any hopes of a top six finish were completely extinguished with their dire form, many of the new signings failing to live up to expectations with their sub-par performances.

Now manager Paul Heckingbottom, who will be taking charge of his first transfer window at Elland Road, has confirmed to Leeds Live that there are issues behind the scenes, with a clash of opinions over not who they should be targeting ahead of the summer market opens, but how they are going to get them in.

He said to Leeds Live: “We’d probably all be agreed in here on what we want to see, but not agreed on how we make it happen. And it’s that.

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“We are (making progress) in terms of targets, speaking to players, agents, identifying people, possibilities.”

Those problems need to be sorted out as soon as possible, and figuring out the best way to bring in top talents to push on from the disappointment of the current campaign is crucial.

Failure to do so could well leave the club scouring the market’s bargain basement once again and leave them facing yet another summer of disaster – which would have the fans fuming.

In other Leeds United transfer news, one 29-year-old must have played his final game for the club after a major bombshell.

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