‘Crisis’ – Reliable journalist shares if Leeds will complete major January signings

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Beren Cross has insisted that Leeds United completing January signings this season is “highly unlikely.”

The Whites made limited additions over the summer, with Dan James and Junior Firpo the two first-team signings that stood out.

Cross admitted that it would likely take an injury crisis in order to spark Victor Orta into action, although he is always working towards the summer windows.

Writing in a Q&A for Leeds Live this week, Cross shared that it looks as though little business will be conducted.

“The problem with January business is you’re always fighting an uphill battle to make it work under Bielsa,” he said.

“Assuming you sign the player in mid to late January. They need six weeks with the under-23s before they’re ready physically and tactically for Bielsa. You’re looking at the final six weeks of a season for the player to have an impact.

“If there was some form of injury crisis, then I am sure the club would act, but it seems highly unlikely if the squad is largely available to Bielsa through the second half of the season.”


So, it would take something that is happening right now in order for the Whites to take action in January.

Diego Llorente and Robin Koch are injured yet again, with Patrick Bamford also handing Bielsa a real headache in the final third.

Midfield is an area that is waiting for an injury too, with only three real senior options available at Elland Road.

Should one of Kalvin Phillips, Stuart Dallas and Mateusz Klich pick up an injury, it would be a major issue for the Whites.

Fingers crossed that doesn’t happen, but we also hope that if it does, Andrea Radrizzani and his investors are ready to put their money where their mouths are.

In other Leeds United news, Patrick Bamford shares major training & fitness update ahead of the Whites’ clash v Watford

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