By Pranav Shahaney

18th Aug, 2022 | 7:10pm

Beren Cross shares if Andrea Radrizzani is holding back cash to fund Leeds United January transfers

Beren Cross does not think that Andrea Radrizzani is holding back cash at Leeds United and pinpoints transfer delays to other things.

According to the LeedsLive journalist, players who fit their recruitment profile are not available and they do not fancy throwing the cash at undesired players.

It is not a case of the club saving money to invest in January when they may be in dire need of a signing or two.

In his Q&A on the website, he wrote, “I don’t think the contract renewals are a reason why the club hasn’t gone after new signings, but they certainly gave the club confidence these younger faces could be relied upon as squad options through the coming season.

“I don’t think cash is being held back because January is on their minds, it’s being held back because the players who fit their recruitment profile are not available and they have faith in what they already have in the building.”

Dicey situation

It’s one thing to have faith in your current players, but it’s another to be completely blinded by it.

Leeds cannot possibly think that not signing a left-back or a striker is acceptable at this stage in the window.

They have lost two of their best players, albeit in different positions, and while they have strengthened those areas, the squad as a whole looks no stronger than last season.

If they sign a striker who guarantees them 10-15 league goals along with a left-back who’s played regularly and well in one of Europe’s big leagues, then an argument can be made that they’re in better shape.

Right now, this side can go on a run of losing five to six games and it’s hard to blame the manager for it if he’s not backed properly.

There are funds to get the deals over the line and it’s time they really force the hands of clubs and get their desired targets to Elland Road.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites now have a clear run to sign a £20m-rated left-back as their Premier League rivals have now bowed out of the race.