Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen has confirmed that the club will be holding transfer talks over the next week as he looks to deal with the absence of three of his stars for coming games.
The Whites were defeated 1-0 away at Ipswich Town on Saturday as they played the majority of the game at a disadvantage, Eunan O’Kane having seen himself sent off for an off-the-ball incident with one of the home side’s players.
With the possibility of a ban for the midfielder on the horizon, where he would join the suspended Samu Saiz and long-term injury layoff Luke Ayling on the sidelines for at least the next three games, Christiansen says that transfers must now be considered to bolster the squad, although he also revealed that he hoped the club would appeal O’Kane’s dismissal.
As quoted by Leeds Live, he responded to a question about his approach to the transfer window as saying: “Well, in the same line of course we have lost now Luke Ayling, Samu [Saiz] and now Eunan for the next games, important games but we will see what we can do.
“We will talk (about transfers in the next week).”
Leeds have already seen a handful of signings through the door at Elland Road during the current window, with Aapo Halme, Yosuke Ideguchi and Laurens De Bock all confirmed as captures, while the club also secured a permanent deal for Oliver Sarkic from Portuguese giants Benfica after his short term loan spell.
The Whites’ next game sees them play host to Millwall next Saturday, as they look to regain a play-off spot after dropping out of the top six on goal difference.
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