By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

25th Jan, 2022 | 1:10pm

Sky Sports pundit slams Angus Kinnear after what was said about late Leeds United business

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Paul Robinson is furious with Leeds United leaving their January business to be done at such a late stage of the transfer window.

Victor Orta has less than a week to add to Marcelo Bielsa’s squad before the window slams shut on Monday, 31 January.

Mateo Joseph Fernandez, a young striker who’s joined the Under-23s, has been the only new face to arrive at Leeds this month despite the first-team squad being decimated by injuries.

Leeds have made a late move to sign Brenden Aaronson from Red Bull Salzburg with a £20million bid reportedly being table for the USA midfielder [The Athletic].

However, Robinson isn’t happy with Leeds leaving their business until such a late stage of the month when Bielsa has been short on troops for all of January so far.

“There are other positions they could do with strengthening,” Robinson told MOT Leeds News.

“I’m very close to Leeds and Tottenham for obvious reasons and it really, really frustrates me how blatantly obvious it is that they both need players.

“Leeds need players in because of injuries and the strength of their squad. Why wait for four weeks in January and deprive your manager of four or five games of bringing in new players?

“Why then sign them at the end of January when you could have had them five games earlier?

Robinson was also stunned to see Leeds United chief executive Angus Kinnear suggest that signing new players could be a bad thing as it will impact the development of the youngsters at Elland Road [Yorkshire Evening Post].

Kinnear said that “some factions [are] understandably bemoaning a perceived lack of strength in depth in our squad”.

However, Robinson isn’t happy with that and feels it’s paramount that new senior additions are brought in.

He added: “The fact that Leeds are spending surprises me because did you see what Angus Kinnear said the other day about the younger players? ‘It’s not worth buying at that level to stunt the growth of our youth,’ – something like that.

“Listen, it’s understandable and it’s communication with the fan that a lot of clubs don’t have. But you can see straight through that statement as basically saying, ‘we’re not spending anything in this window?’.”

In other Leeds United news, this international player has caught a flight amid bids from the Whites to sign him.