By Adefunmiloye Alani

7th Dec, 2021 | 6:10pm

Leeds plan to strengthen in January to avoid relegation battle

Leeds United want to invest in their squad in January to ensure they are not dragged into a relegation battle, according to Eurosport.

The Elland Road outfit will map out how they can strengthen during the winter transfer window and bolster their squad ahead of a San Francisco 49ers takeover, but insiders are making it clear that their current budget is not huge.

As a result, their options will be limited, but Leeds are also looking to make decisions over the future of Marcelo Bielsa, with his current deal expiring at the end of the campaign.

Good and bad news

The Yorkshire giants would not usually look to make additions to their team in January as their head coach and director of football Victor Orta are not fans of the mid-season transfer window.

However, injuries have exposed their lack of depth, and with a relegation battle very likely on the cards going forward, it appears Leeds are ready to make some solid recruitment.

Staying up is very paramount, and landing a couple of quality players next month is very necessary to boost their survival chances.

The bad news is that they do not have a lot of funds to do so, and they could be forced to make do with loan and bargain signings.

Orta boasts of very strong contacts across Europe, and he now has to put them into good use in the coming weeks.

Leeds already have many players on their target list without a doubt, but they will need to get it right as they look to make signings capable of hitting the ground running if a January deal works out, and it will be intriguing to see how things go.

In other Leeds United news, a major update on Whites January bid to sign attacker has been provided, with pen-to-paper imminent.