Leeds: Orta ‘exploring' next transfer move at Elland Road

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Leeds United are continuing to explore their options in the transfer window but are eager to ensure they do not waste any money, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano.

Jesse Marsch has overseen a hectic summer at Elland Road but will likely continue to push for new signings ahead of the September 1 deadline.

What is the latest transfer news from Leeds?

The Whites seem to be targeting a number of positions ahead of the transfer deadline.

Manchester United midfielder James Garner is attracting attention from West Yorkshire after it emerged via The Athletic that the Red Devils would be willing to sell the highly-rated youngster for just £14 million.

Elsewhere, a new striker remains high on the agenda. Among those targeted include Blackburn Rovers marksman Ben Brereton-Diaz and Southampton’s Che Adams.

A left-back, too, is highly sought after at the club. Highly-rated American Kai Wagner is on Marsch’s radar after impressing for Philadelphia Union.

What has Romano said on Leeds’ transfer targets?

Romano, however, understands that Leeds are playing it cool in the transfer market, for now, saying they trust the current first-team squad to be successful.

The journalist claims that Leeds are continuing to look at a number of targets but will only move if the deal is right for them.

Romano told GIVEMESPORT: “For Leeds, they are exploring some options. But they want to make sure that it is the right opportunity. They don’t want to waste money, they trust the players they have, and so they’re looking at the market for some opportunities.”

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Do Leeds need more recruits this summer?

There is no doubt that Leeds would be playing a very dangerous game if they did not strengthen in the remaining weeks of the window, particularly up front.

Patrick Bamford missed 30 matches last season with a variety of injuries and the 28-year-old was withdrawn in the first half of their 2-2 draw with Southampton on Saturday as well.

While Rodrigo went on to score twice in the game, there remains little in the way of back-up to Bamford if he were to suffer a long-term layoff again.

Both Brereton-Diaz and Adams would represent good replacements for him, with the former perhaps fitting Bamford’s profile slightly better given his size.

A left-back should also be urgently sought after. Junior Firpo is expected to be sidelined until October and, in his absence, centre-back Pascal Struijk has been forced to cover for him.

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