'Don't be surprised' - Journalist shares Leeds transfer plans before deadline day
Leeds United may see no transfers in or out before Monday’s transfer window deadline, according to journalist Graham Smyth.
The Whites have been linked with moves for Salzburg’s Brenden Aaronson and Liverpool’s Takumi Minamino [Sky Sports] before the window shuts on Monday night.
But with no deals close to being done to see players arrive at Elland Road, that could impact players leaving too and could mean no business gets done before the deadline.
According to Graham Smyth of the Yorkshire Evening Post, discussions around a move for Minamino are likely given the current loan situation surrounding Crysencio Summerville.
But with the 20-year-old winger currently ‘unlikely’ to leave before the window shuts, Smyth said ‘don’t be surprised if there’s no ins and no outs’ in a tweet on his personal account.
News that Leeds may not make any additions to their squad is a huge blow in their fight against relegation this season.
While they undoubtedly have the quality in the team already to survive, the number of injury problems they’ve had this season has been worrying.
If that trend continues throughout the season then without any reinforcements, Bielsa will be forced to rely on youngsters to get his side out of any tough situations.
As for no exits, it’s not ideal for the progression of youngsters like Summerville who need regular minutes to help them improve and develop.
At this point though it’s the team and club that have to come first, so it is what it is for the next six months unless Victor Orta can pull a rabbit out of the hat between now and Monday night.