Marcelo Bielsa has confirmed that Leeds United will let people know if they are going to make any new signings before the transfer window closes next month.
Leeds have been busy since the end of last season, securing permanent deals for loanees Helder Costa and Illan Meslier while Jack Harrison arrived on a third consecutive season-long loan.
Victor Orta has added plenty of strength in depth by signing new players for the Under-23s side while also smashing Leeds’ club-record transfer on £28million Spain forward Rodrigo.
Robin Koch has also arrived from Freiburg in a £13million deal to round off Leeds’ biggest moves of the transfer window but reports suggest that the Yorkshire giants are not done just yet with Rodrigo De Paul and Josko Gvardiol heavily linked.
Bielsa has hailed the arrivals of Rodrigo and Koch as Premier League-quality additions to his squad while he’s also hinted there could be more signings made in his press conference on Thursday.
“They are two players who have the correct level to play in the Premier League. If there’s going to be any new signings we will let you know in due time,” said Bielsa when asked if there’ll be any more new signings, as quoted by LeedsLive.
Sky Sports Italy’s Fabrizio Romano reported this week that a new £19.9million bid – plus a 20 per cent sell-on clause – has been offered to Dinamo Zagreb for 18-year-old defender Gvardiol while he’s also said that Leeds are working on a deal for Udinese midfielder De Paul.
Crysencio Summerville is also a name that’s been mentioned lately with Telegraph journalist Mike McGrath reporting the 18-year-old attacker is set to have a medical before joining the Whites from Feyenoord for £1million.
Will Leeds make three more new signings?
Summerville could be someone who’d be on the fringe of the first-team but primarily an Under-23s player while Gvardiol could be seen as a third-choice centre-back and, potentially, a back-up left-back.
De Paul is an interesting one.
If he was already a Leeds player and fully in tune with Bielsa’s tactical system. Would he be in line to start against Liverpool on Sunday?
Someone who’s been capped 17 times by Argentina, is 26-years-old and has 141 Serie A appearances to his name is not likely to be a back-up option.
But, as we all know with Bielsa, he likes his starting line-up as it is and he’s a very big fan of consistency.
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