By David Woods

29th Dec, 2019 | 8:00pm

'What I've been told...' – Phil Hay shares number of signings Leeds could make in January

Phil Hay has claimed Leeds United could make up to three signings in January.

Talking on the Athletic after Leeds won a thrilling 5-4 game at St Andrews on Sunday afternoon, Hay said that the winter window could be busier than Leeds were initially expecting.

All three signings would be down to either players leaving or – in the case of Casilla – being suspended.

“What I’m told, it’ll be a striker if Nketiah goes, a winger to replace Clarke and potentially an experienced keeper to sit on the bench behind Meslier if Casilla picks up a racism ban,” Hay said.

“They won’t be season-changing signings I don’t think.”

Jack Clarke has been recalled by Tottenham and it looks like Leeds will now move to bring in a replacement for the youngster.

His wages would have been significant after being signed by Tottenham and there could be scope to bring in a quality replacement – albeit one that will have to settle for making an impact off the bench considering the form of Jack Harrison and Helder Costa.

The big question is whether Eddie Nketiah will head back to Arsenal. He was spotted giving a wave after he was subbed off in the game against Birmingham, but that could mean anything.

Marcelo Bielsa said after the game that there had been no final decision from Arsenal.

That will be the big signing if it happens but there will be plenty of Leeds fans who hope Nketiah is allowed to stay for the second half of the season, despite a lacklustre display in the 5-4 win against Birmingham on Saturday.

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