Some Leeds United fans have reacted as the Whites were ranked in a table of spending that was complied by FIFA over the last 12 months.
The club was ranked sixth in a table of money spent on transfer fees in the last year above sides like Bayern Munich and PSG.
This might sound wrong but, according to FIFA, we spent more money than the European champions and money monsters PSG in the last year.
Had a chance to go through FIFA’s global transfer report. Leeds didn’t half make a splash in the market: pic.twitter.com/xwd2vONFM0
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) January 19, 2021
Rodrigo, Diego Llorente, Raphinha, Helda Costa and Robin Kock all arrived at Elland Road in the last year for substantial fees and this has clearly added up to some serious spending.
Some of these big clubs that are ranked below Leeds may have been more heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic which may have limited their summer spending.
There were no such problems for us though as the club invested heavily in preparation for life in the Premier League.
Athletic journalist Phil Hay tweeted the report from his Twitter account and many fans couldn’t believe what they were seeing.
Some said that this all but ends any hopes of spending more money during January as fans continue to wait and see if a new face will arrive at Elland Road this month.
Others said that certain members of the fan base should stop complaining following the incredible amount of money that has been pumped into the club in recent months.
Here is how some Leeds fans reacted to the news.
— Wayne (@wayneleedsfan) January 19, 2021
And fans are asking why we won’t do much in Jan 😂😂😂 https://t.co/tbfYd34II3
— Liam Horsley (@_LiamHorsley) January 19, 2021
And still people moan https://t.co/EZ2QcFWdKf
— Maze Hill Matt 💛🤍💙 (@mazehilluk) January 19, 2021
— Conor Brennan (@ConorBrennan_7) January 19, 2021
Yet some say andrea doesn’t spend… think when all fit and settled in be all good long term
— Darren W (@WorsnopD) January 19, 2021
But Clive from Beeston doesn't think we've spent enough to compete.
— Lord Bielsa (@LordBielsa) January 19, 2021
Fans take note stop whinning
— richard hunt (@fleetwhite) January 19, 2021
We splash when we want we splash when we want
— MAAB (@madasabox61) January 19, 2021
In other Leeds United news, the Whites could move for a new striker this month amid interest from other clubs.