Danny Mills says that Leeds United could bring in as many as three players on loan with the money picked up by the sale of Jack Clarke this summer.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Elland Road and England star suggested that there may have been funds already available to Marcelo Bielsa but that Clarke’s impending exit could make a big difference to the club’s recruitment.
Football Insider revealed on Saturday that the 18-year-old winger had agreed terms with Premier League side Tottenham while the Lilywhites will pay Leeds an initial fee of £8.5million, reaching a possible £12million with add ons.
Mills says that the seven-figure fee could be all Leeds need to strengthen their side in preparation for a promotion push next season but that the Whites needed to invest it wisely if they were going to ensure Clarke’s exit is a success.
“You need to get some out to get some in, there might have been a little bit of money there anyhow,” Mills told Football Insider.
“I think that (£8million) could bring you in two players, it could bring you in three players if you’re looking at loan deals and that could be the difference.
“There’s every chance that it may well be enough but now it’s about spending that money wisely, getting the right players that fit into that way of playing and getting it to work.”
Clarke was a fringe figure under Marcelo Bielsa during the 2018/19 campaign, managing to make just four starts in his first 25 senior appearances at Elland Road.
Leeds made a number of loan signings last summer, the likes of Jack Harrison, Izzy Brown, Lewis Baker and Jamal Blackman all arriving from Premier League sides with mixed success.
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