Phil Hay claims that Leeds United are still looking for new arrival


Leeds United have enjoyed a wonderful transfer window so far.

In addition to bringing back last season’s stars Illan Meslier, Helder Costa and Jack Harrison, the Whites have brought in a staggering nine players so far.

As well as a number of talented youngsters these deals include moves for the likes of Robin Koch, Diego Llorente, Rodrigo and Raphinha.

Those deals have seen Marcelo Bielsa’s side get off to an excellent start to their Premier League return after picking up seven points from their opening four games.

Not bad after spending 16 years away.

But while things are looking rosy at Elland Road, it seems that Victor Orta and his recruitment team may have another trick up their sleeve.

The domestic transfer deadline is fast approaching and according to Phil Hay, the club may still be looking to add a midfielder to their squad.

Writing in a Q&A for The Athletic, Hay said: “The club are aware that they need another midfielder (which is why they lined up Michael Cuisance) but with the domestic window into its final day, a further addition is not expected.


“There are a couple of reasons for this.

“First, meeting Marcelo Bielsa’s requirements is difficult as only deals with EFL clubs can be done (even if Sibley and Cantwell are decent matches).

“Second, Leeds have already committed £100 million to this window and they were never going to splash out heavily unless they were 100 per cent sold on a particular target.

“As much as I see the scope for a No 8 or a No 10, maybe a bit of financial prudence makes sense.”

GIVEMESPORT’S Phil Spencer says…

It could be a very exciting day for Leeds United.

While supporters are already delighted after a splendid few months for the club, they may be looking to get the final piece of the jigsaw.


It appears that no deal is imminent, but there’s no doubt that the Whites will be looking to bring in some real quality into the middle of the park.

If a deal can’t be agreed, however, it won’t be the end of the world.

By Premier League standards it’s been an excellent transfer window for the Whites.

The deals that they’ve already completed look like they could be more than enough to avoid relegation – something which is clearly the top priority this term.

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