Reliable journalist details Leeds plans for January transfer window
Leeds United will probably not be making any kind of major signings to add to their squad in the January transfer window, according to a reliable journalist.
Yorkshire Evening Post reporter Phil Hay claimed on his personal Twitter account on Monday morning that the Championship side are happy with the current squad at their disposal and are unlikely to make any bold moves in the upcoming window.
@PhilHayYEP do you think we will strengthen in Jan Phil?
— LUFC (@sergeantwilkos) December 11, 2017
not majorly I don't think. The club seem pretty content with the squad.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) December 11, 2017
Thomas Christiansen revealed last week that he is content with the current crop of players he has but many would argue that there are still some gaping flaws in the Leeds side, especially in defence.
Aside from Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, United don’t have a natural left-back with right-sided players Vurnon Anita and Gaetano Berardi playing there most of the season.
Leeds have also struggled to make up the numbers at centre-back in the first half of the season, but that issue has recently been overcome.
One signing that the Whites could be making in January though is Japan international Yosuke Ideguche.
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Yahoo Japan has reported that Ideguchi, 21, has agreed to move to Elland Road but will be loaned out to a European club as he has been unable to earn a work permit.
Football Insider Verdict
It would be pretty naive of Leeds to not many any signings in January because there are some clear weak-links in their side. Their Championship opposition seem to have figured that out too and that was perhaps a large reason as to why they went on such a bad run of form between mid-September and mid-November. Christiansen is a very secretive manager and doesn’t give a lot away so it may be that he is in fact thinking of bringing players in despite what he has been saying. Ideguchi would be a strange signing as he would not be able to play straight away for the Whites, who have a seriously unbalanced squad. At Elland Road there are far too many attacking players but not enough defensive ones.
In other Leeds United news, Pawel Cibicki made an admission on Twitter after Saturday’s win against QPR.