Paul Robinson baffled by Leeds United failure to sign any new players in Janaury
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Paul Robinson is stunned by Leeds United and their failure to sign any new first-team players in the January transfer window.
Young Spanish striker Mateo Joseph Fernandez, who’s gone straight into the Under-23s side, was the club’s only addition last month despite Marcelo Bielsa’s squad being ravaged by injuries almost all season.
Despite Leeds’ poor Premier League position and their lack of midfield options, Bielsa and Victor Orta didn’t make any additions to the senior squad.
Ex-Leeds goalkeeper Robinson cannot get his head around it.
Speaking to MOT Leeds News, the pundit said: “I’m baffled as to why they haven’t brought anybody in to strengthen the squad.
“Whether they couldn’t get the right players in or the players they wanted in, we know they don’t strengthen for the sake of it.
“But with the way the squad has been ravaged with injury throughout the season, you would have thought that come 1 January, they’d have had two or three targets lined up to pursue through the month and get at least one or two bodies through the door.
“It’s the most underwhelming transfer window that Leeds have had and I think it’s in a situation where they need players.
“We know that Kalvin Phillips is getting back to fitness but he’s still away. They’ve missed Patrick Bamford for too long, they’ve missed full-backs, centre-halves… the squad can’t cope with the number of injuries that it’s had.
“Yes, players will be coming back but I thought it was vitally important to have brought two or three in.”
Leeds were strongly linked with Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Brenden Aaronson throughout January but now seem as though they’re going to wait until the summer to sign the USA international.
Leeds’ midfield needs to be added to whether they have injuries or not while the striker position is also an issue due to the lack of goals while Bamford has been injured.
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