By Noel Whelan

21st Jun, 2022 | 10:50am

Leeds United board hailed by Whelan after another signing sealed - 'this is the best'

Noel Whelan has heaped praise on the Leeds United board for doing their transfer business early this season.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the Whites ambassador claimed the club have taken “the best approach” to ensure that new signings hit the ground running next season.

On Friday (17 June), Leeds United confirmed the signing of Marc Roca from Bayern Munich on a four-year deal.

The midfielder becomes Jesse March’s side’s third signing of the summer window.

Rasmus Kristensen and Brenden Aaronson have already moved to Elland Road from RB Salzburg on long-term deals this summer.

When asked by Football Insider for his thoughts on Leeds United acting quickly in the transfer market this year, Whelan said: “This is the best approach for us.

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“For me, it is the only approach that works for club, player and manager.

“It is important to get that core of players into your squad so everyone knows where they are at in pre-season. They can get settled into the area before pre-season.

“Everything starts early when it comes to transfers. It helps the squad, the manager and certainly the player. It helps them adapt. It is not a whirlwind as they know where they are before pre-season starts.”

Jesse March’s side begin their Premier League season on 6 August at home to Wolves.

The Whites narrowly avoided relegation when finishing 17th in the 2021-22 campaign.

In other news, a pundit has claimed Leeds United can be ‘stronger’ without Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha after source’s reveal.