David Prutton warns Leeds United of 'risk' signings amid big rebuild
David Prutton has reminded Leeds United of the “risk” of signing new players as Jesse Marsch looks to rebuild the squad ahead of next season.
The Whites have already secured the signing of Brenden Aaronson [The Athletic] this window with RB Salzburg ace Rasmus Kristensen in talks to become the next new boy at Elland Road, as per Sky Sports.
Despite the element of risk that comes with every signing, Prutton has urged the American to learn from the mistakes of last season as injuries depleted the squad.
He told Yorkshire Evening Post: “Leeds United have already secured the deal to sign Brenden Aaronson this summer and there are suggestions that Aaronson’s former RB Salzburg team-mate Rasmus Kristensen will be the next player in.
“If that proves the case then it’s a good start to United’s summer transfer activity, that’s the most positive way to look at it. There is a hint of risk with any signing as to that element of what they could bring.
“But Leeds have absolutely got to learn the lessons of last season getting to the point where the squad was so bare.”
Last season’s injury issues were a complete rarity. Never has there been a season that has been that badly plagued with absences – especially to crucial players within the squad.
It was unbelievable the way the Whites’ players were dropping like flies and hopefully, with new training methods and better care under Marsch, that can be avoided in the future.
Last season’s horror show was the perfect scare to kick the Leeds chiefs into action over the summer.
Not only did they nearly drop out of the league but they did it because of the serious lack of investment into the squad which simply isn’t good enough.
With the Aaronson deal already over the line and several more looking to follow – you can say they have learned their lesson.
Remaining in the Premier League will be a huge boost in attracting players with enough quality to hopefully, see the Whites kick on next season under Marsch.
In other Leeds United news, Chris Sutton has teared Leeds to shreds, sharing a major transfer view after a recent “disaster”.