Leeds take massive step in right direction as Radrizzani reportedly plots senior transformation
When it came to last summer’s transfer window, the tactic employed by Andrea Radrizzani and Victor Orta at Leeds United seemed to be quantity over quality.
The Whites may have seen a lot of new faces through the door at Elland Road but apart from the odd few, with Samu Saiz and Ezgjan Alioski the top names on a very short list, those brought in failed to live up to expectations.
The likes of Jay-Roy Grot, Pawel Cibicki and Felix Wiedwald have hardly set the league alight and it would come as no great surprise to see the trio, along with a whole load of other flops, leave the club this summer.
Thankfully for Leeds fans, that sounds like exactly what owner Radrizzani is plotting for the pre-season window.
The Yorkshire Evening Post claim on their website that the Whites are set to cull a whole host of names from the side in a bid to transform the way they operate and push away from their current £15,000-a-week wage cap.
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By cutting off the deadwood, it increases the amount of money available to splash on more quality, and as moves go, it is a massive step in the right direction for Leeds.
This season has proven that signing unproven talent poses too much of a risk and they must follow the lead they set in January with Adam Forshaw, bringing experienced players in to bolster the side.
It might cost more, but that is why Radrizzani is changing tactics – and it looks like it could be exactly what is needed.
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