By Liam Thomas

2nd Dec, 2022 | 7:10am

Elland Road whispers revealed as Victor Orta plans Leeds United transfer haul

Elland Road whispers of a Leeds United transfer swoop for a centre-forward and left-back align with the ideas of Victor Orta, according to Leeds Live journalist Beren Cross.

It’s two problem positions for the Whites and areas on the pitch that desperately need some revamping ahead of the much-needed January transfer window.

Cross confessed that the “noise” around Elland Road is that Orta shares the belief that a new centre-forward and left-back must be signed.

“We certainly hope so and that’s the noise we’re hearing from Elland Road,” said Cross as quoted by Leeds Live.

“A striker and a left-back are the obvious routes they should take and we’re led to understand that’s Orta’s line of thinking too.

“There may even be some outs. It’s not a huge squad with a lot of players on the periphery looking for minutes, but Mateusz Klich may be tempted, at this stage of his career, to look for more minutes elsewhere.”

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Music to the ears.

This is the kind of transfer news to put a smile on your face, Leeds United finally solving their centre-forward and left-back problems.

As always with transfer dealings involving the Whites it is hard not to get too carried away, the Elland Road faithful have been burned far too many times.

Although, with Orta’s potential backing, it seems the club’s hierarchy and the fans’ agendas are finally aligned and this bodes well for Leeds moving forward.

Fresh legs, faces and ideas are needed in January to take the team to brighter days and the inclusion of a few red-hot talents can change the club’s trajectory.

The report even suggests some outings too. This always helps to balance the books and may even be the only way Leeds brings players into the club.

The sell-to-buy narrative is always quite annoying but if it means capturing a new centre-forward and left-back then it’s probably worthwhile.

In other Leeds United news, Rasmus Kristensen became a villain for Denmark in the World Cup after his horror show against Australia.