By Kevin Campbell

25th Nov, 2021 | 8:16am

Leeds tipped to enter January transfer market after Hay's £30m claim - pundit

Kevin Campbell has tipped Leeds United to enter the January transfer market despite Marcelo Bielsa’s recent comments.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton striker said the Whites are “too reliant” on Patrick Bamford and Raphinha.

Bamford and Raphinha missed Sunday’s 2-1 loss at Spurs with an ankle injury and illness respectively.

As reported by The Athletic’s Phil Hay (November 21st), Bielsa suggested winter signings may not be economic possible for Leeds.

He claimed the players needed to improve the squad would cost in the region of £20-30million.

When asked by Football Insider if investment was needed when the window opens, Campbell said: “They lacked cutting edge against Spurs.

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“They lacked a Bamford and a Raphinha. There is not that quality at the top end of the pitch when those two are missing. They are responsible for the lion share of Leeds’ goals.

“They’re both top players. They can take the game away from teams. Spurs would have been in trouble if those two were playing, I can assure you.

“I think they will go into the transfer window because they are too reliant on Bamford and Raphinha. The priority will be getting those boys back though.”

Leeds are currently 17th and two points above the relegation zone after winning only one of their last five Premier League fixtures.

Bielsa’s side travel to Brighton on Saturday.

In other news, a pundit has claimed Leeds United have made ‘a big statement’ after footage emerges of player on Sunday.