By Adefunmiloye Alani

6th Dec, 2021 | 10:00pm

Marcelo Bielsa could leave Leeds United in January

Marcelo Bielsa could leave Leeds United in January if the club find themselves in the relegation zone, according to French outlet Jeunes Footeux.

A meeting has been mooted between the board of the Elland Road outfit and the Argentine next month, with his future possibly discussed ahead of the end of his deal next summer.

Bielsa is in his fourth season at the Yorkshire club, but he has always signed a rolling contract and could soon be coming to the end of his reign at the club.

He has been widely tipped to leave at the end of the 2021-22 campaign, but Jeunes Footeux are reporting an exit prior to then could be on the cards.

Impossible.

Leeds secured a win over Crystal Palace before holding Brentford to a draw in their last two games, and those four points have helped move them up the Premier League.

However, they face Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool and Aston Villa next this year, and failure to pick up enough points from them could see them slip into the drop zone heading into 2022.

While that cannot be ruled out, expecting Bielsa to exit midway through the campaign is not something that would most likely happen.

The Whites surely have options they are eyeing as the Argentine’s potential replacement should he leave, but he is not one to walk out on them even in the face of relegation.

With Patrick Bamford and Luke Ayling back, Leeds will fancy their chances against any team in the top-flight, but being without Kalvin Phillips and Liam Cooper would be a massive blow.

Both limped out of Sunday’s (5 December) 2-2 draw against Brentford at Elland Road, and it is unknown if their knocks are serious.

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