By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

14th May, 2022 | 9:40am

Leeds United relegation would simply be down to transfer activity - Sky pundit

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Paul Robinson blames the lack of transfer activity for the reason Leeds United are in such a desperate battle to avoid relegation this season.

Jesse Marsch’s men have just two games left to play and they currently sit in the bottom three with a terrible goal difference while relegation rivals Burnley and Everton each game a game in hand.

Leeds are understandably the favourites to join Watford and Norwich in dropping into the Championship.

One of the reasons why Leeds are in this mess is the injury situation with Patrick Bamford, Kalvin Phillips and Liam Cooper missing most of the campaign.

However, Robinson suggests that the Whites could have fixed that issue in January when they refused to sign any new players for the first-team squad.

“It’s not the injuries that will cost them, it’ll be the lack of transfer activity that will cost them,” Robinson told MOT Leeds News.

We’ve known that Phillips and Bamford have been out for a length of time but they didn’t sign anybody in January.

If you look at the transfer activity, it’s been poor.

The strength in depth in the squad is nowhere near what it should be and if Leeds do go down, it’s simply down to the lack of investment in the squad.”

Victor Orta has come under fire from Leeds fans this season for failing to strengthen the squad after they finished ninth in the Premier League last term.

Daniel James and Junior Firpo were among the big purchases last summer but neither of them have produced anything near to what their transfer value would have you believe.

Young striker Mateo Joseph Fernandez was the only signing in January but he’s just been playing for the Under-23s.

In other Leeds United news, Gary Neville has mocked this Leeds chief after he was spotted by Sky Sports’ cameras.