By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

19th Jun, 2022 | 12:10pm

Leeds United: Sky Sports pundit wants more from Radrizzani and 49ers amid £80m prediction

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Paul Robinson is disappointed to see that the Leeds United ownership might only spend £80million on new signings this summer.

Leeds spent £35million on Brenden Aaronson and Rasmus Kristensen while they’ve also splashed £10million on Marc Roca, taking their transfer expenditure to £45million [The Athletic].

Roca’s move from Bayern Munich to Leeds United came after Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Graham Smyth predicted on 10 June that the Whites may spend around £70million to £80million on new arrivals.

Robinson is less than impressed.

The San Fransisco 49ers increased their shares at Elland Road to 44 per cent in November but it seems that Leeds may have to rely on big-money sales to be able to spend more than the £80million figure mooted by Smyth.

“I think they need to put some more in,” Robinson told MOT Leeds News.

If there’s £35million of that £80million already gone then you’re looking around the market to see what kind of player you can get.

They need quality but they also need quantity.

If £35million has been spent on two players, you spend another £35million on another two, you’ve only got a bit of change left to fill your squad up.

Leeds need two big signings and if Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips go, they’ll need two signings of their calibre too.

Regardless of whether they go or stay, they need big signings. And if £35million of the £80million has gone already, a big signing is going to cost you the rest of it. I suggest they need to put a bit more in.”

In other Leeds United news, the Whites are in pursuit of this £50,000-a-week forward who’s available for just £3.4million.