By Liam Thomas

6th Nov, 2022 | 7:10am

Victor Orta must fix glaring Leeds United hole in January transfer window

Jesse Marsch and Leeds United have come unstuck up top on too many occasions this season and it’s time for the club to step up in January.

The Whites have only scored 15 goals this campaign and at times creative flair and attacking opportunities have gone to waste at the final hurdle.

Marsch has claimed that the club will show “real ambition” in the January transfer market, something Leeds fans have heard before, this time action needs to be taken.

“We are already discussing winter transfers and getting them in early will be key,” said Marsch as quoted by the Yorkshire Post.

“I think the more we can be on the same page and evaluate clearly what is necessary, the better we will be able to build.

“It is not the time to discuss it right now as the focus will be on the next few weeks. But the idea is – transfer window after transfer window – to make us stronger and stronger so we can compete for things that are about real ambition.”

No excuses Orta.

Leeds United’s hierarchy must fulfil the transfer ambitions Marsch speaks of, signing a proven poacher is imperative to the team’s season.

The number nine position has been a glaring hole in Leeds United’s side for far too long and is a problem position that should have been sorted out in the summer.

Willy Gnonto will be great in time and he proved in his Liverpool cameo appearance that he’s up to playing a role in this Leeds team here and now.

But the club can’t be relying on an unproven teenager to score goals aplenty just yet and Patrick Bamford needs to get back to full fitness.

Marsch may have to make do with a limited budget, especially after this week’s Jean Kevin Augustin revelations but this can’t be used as an excuse.

The ball is firmly in Victor Orta’s court to sort this one out, options with the funds available must be assessed, but another window without a forward arriving at Elland Road would spell trouble.

In other Leeds United news, Andrea Radrizzani and Victor Orta have started scanning the market for potential upgrades on Jesse Marsch at Elland Road