By Mark Smith

5th Nov, 2021 | 4:10pm

Phil Hay: 49ers investment doesn't mean Leeds will spend in January

It has been confirmed that the San Francisco 49ers have increased their stake in Leeds United to 44% on Friday morning.

The Whites will have been handed another injection of cash, although it still hasn’t been shared as to how much that will be.

Phil Hay has shared that it may not lead to signings coming in during the January transfer window, which may disappoint some.

Writing in his latest piece for The Athletic, Hay shared that this investment may not mean immediate action in January.

“In the immediate term, it means an injection of cash for the club (an amount as yet unconfirmed), although sources have indicated that it won’t necessarily change plans for the January transfer window,” he said.

“Leeds have been recovering from sizeable COVID-19 losses and have relied on shareholder investment throughout Radrizzani’s reign as chairman.”

Really?

It may not go down very well if no signings were to be made in January.

Everyone understands that it may take quite some time for new players to settle in and get up to the fitness standards of Marcelo Bielsa.

The harsh reality is though, Leeds are struggling and are near the relegation zone in the Premier League.

It could still all turn around once our squad returns to full fitness, but still, the depth is not good enough at this level.

The midfield is very light at this moment, and Patrick Bamford’s absence has proven that another striker could be ideal.

In other Leeds United news, Paul Merson has dropped a huge transfer claim on one Whites star with an imminent exit on the cards