By Saikat Mandal

1st Feb, 2022 | 9:10pm

View: Leeds United decision to not sign Harry Winks could haunt them

It has been a frustrating January transfer window for Leeds United.

They needed to add a midfielder and possibly add one or two players in other departments but they ended up signing no one.

According to reports from The Mirror, Leeds were offered to sign Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks, but the Whites didn’t show enough interest.

The decision could come back to haunt them.

While Winks is not an in-form player but someone whose career has stalled in recent years.

He has struggled for games but the 25-year-old apparently is still hopeful that he can turn his situation around.

A move away from Spurs, even on a temporary deal, would have benefitted him.

A stylish midfielder who is very good at ball retention, the England international has got loads of Premier League experience.

He would have added quality to the Leeds side, something the Whites are currently lacking following the injury to Kalvin Phillips.

But Marcelo Bielsa had other plans. The Argentine was fixated with the idea of signing Brenden Aaronson, and Leeds had no other back-up plans.

RB Salzburg refused to enter into negotiations now, and Leeds remained without a midfielder.

While it’s understandable that the club do not want to sign just for the sake of it, passing down the opportunity to sign Winks is something else.

If Leeds end up in further big trouble due to their poor luck with injuries this season, especially in midfield, they could regret the decision.

In other Leeds United news, an American journalist shares what sources told him about Brenden Aaronson on deadline day