Kaveh Solhekol has detailed the only circumstance in which Leeds United will make a new signing during the January transfer window.
The Whites aren’t expected to make many, if any, signings this month but there is one scenario that could force the club’s hand.
Speaking on Sky Sports‘ Transfer Talk show, Solhekol claimed that Leeds could act if a long term target suddenly becomes available.
He said, “Leeds will make a move in the market but only if a long term target becomes available now.”
This makes sense as if a player that the club has been targeting for some time is available at a decent price then it would be remiss for the club to not act.
How realistic this scenario is, however, is another matter as in the current climate clubs are not going to be putting valuable players up for sale for no reason.
Having said that, if clubs are forced to sell due to lost finances then Leeds could pounce if one of those players is seen as a long term target.
We think it is fair to say that this is unlikely but it is reassuring to know that the club will act if absolutely necessary.
Barring the unexpected availability of such a player, it should be a quiet month at Elland Road based on the messages we have heard from the club.
Whether you agree with this approach or not, Leeds clearly feel that they have the players available to secure Premier League football for next season.
No investment this month would also give the club a larger arsenal to work with in the summer as the club can attempt a similar recruitment drive to the one we saw last year.
If that is the end game then very few Leeds fans will have a problem with a quiet Janaury.
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