By Mark Smith

14th Jul, 2022 | 6:10pm

Leeds United board sparked into transfer talks after Junior Firpo injury news

Leeds United are now zoning in more closely on signing a new left-back this summer, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

The newspaper has reported in their print edition [14 July, pg. 53] that Junior Firpo being ruled out for eight weeks has seen a change in heart with talks now being held at boardroom level.

The main priority has been a new striker for weeks now, but it looks as though this latest update means that there will still be multiple new arrivals at Elland Road this summer.

This has quickly become another disaster for Leeds.

Jack Harrison was placed into that role this morning against Brisbane Roar, with Leif Davis brought on for the second half, although both struggled defensively.

Firpo looked sharp against Blackpool, setting up one and scoring another for himself, but just as he looked at his best, the injury hit and that is a disaster.

Shocker.

This is typical Leeds, and this news would have shocked no one.

Firpo has not enjoyed the best of starts to life in West Yorkshire, and just when he looked to be nearing his best form to tackle the new season, he won’t be involved for at least the first full month of it.

Now, Victor Orta has to move quickly for Jesse Marsch.

The Daily Mail reported on Thursday [14 July] that a move for Stoke defender Josh Tymon is currently being weighed up after the injury news, so that is certainly one to watch.

Marsch will want fewer injuries and a more settled squad in his first full season in charge, but he has not gotten off to the best of starts looking at this early news.

Hopefully, a deal can be put in place for a new face soon and they can join the new striker on their way to Elland Road to really strengthen this squad in all areas.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites now want to sign this striker with a rival set to kickstart a major £30million+ transfer battle