By Richard Parks

Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to express their anger after Paul Heckingbottom revealed in an interview with Radio Leeds tonight (Wednesday) that the club will have a “mid-table” transfer budget this summer.

The United manager outlined his transfer plans following a poor start to his reign since taking over from Thomas Christiansen at the start of February.

Leeds are 14th in the Championship table and their play-off hopes have been left in tatters after securing just one win since Boxing Day.

Heckingbottom said specific plans have not yet been drawn up on new signings but explained that he has a rough idea of how many he wants to bring in as well as the playing budget that he and director of football will have to work with.

As quoted by the West Yorkshire Sport Twitter account, the manager told Radio Leeds that the management team are “going to have to do a lot of things better” next season especially if we are going to have a mid-table budget”.

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Heckingbottom’s confession did not go down well with Leeds fans on social media.

Some claimed that it was a poor way to sell season tickets ahead of the renewal date, while others sarcastically claimed it was a “lie to keep the prices of players down”.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:


United made 16 senior signings last summer and a further four in the January window, when Yosuke Ideguchi, Laurens De Bock, Adam Forshaw and Tyler Roberts were signed.

But the whirlwind of transfer activity has failed to improve the team, who finished seventh in the league last season under former manager Garry Monk.

In other Leeds United news, it can be revealed that NINE senior players at the club are in Radrizzani’s firing line and fighting for their jobs.

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