By Mark Smith

29th Mar, 2021 | 6:35pm

Dean Windass: Leeds need to spend £200m+ to qualify for Champions League

Dean Windass has claimed that Leeds United could finish in the top-four of the Premier League next season if they spend over £200million.

The former Hull and Bradford forward believes the Whites may need to bring in five or six players worth up to £40million each to put pressure on the big-six.

Andrea Radrizzani has made it clear that his goal is to bring Champions League football back to Elland Road during his stint in charge of the club.

Speaking to Football Fan Cast, Windass made the huge claim that the Whites could be back in the Champions League in two years time.

 “I think all over Europe he’ll be looking, not just in the Premier League, everywhere,” he said.

“I think they’ll be a lot of foreign imports especially with Bielsa’s contacts in the game. If he brings in five of six quality £40million players, they could be in the top-four next year.

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“If Bielsa stays, there could be a lot of incomings and outgoings at Leeds in the summer.”


As much as we would love to see the Whites splash more than £200million on the squad this summer, that would simply be harmful to our finances.

We believe that Radrizzani will employ a similar tactic to last summer after promotion, where Marcelo Bielsa was allowed to bring in players with a budget of around £100million.

Phil Hay has reported that Leeds want to bring in five new faces once this season is concluded, although we doubt they will be worth as much as Windass suggests.

Bielsa is threatening the top-half of the Premier League with the majority of his squad from the Championship, imagine what he could do with a bunch of new signings.

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