By Craig Scott

10th Aug, 2022 | 4:40pm

Leeds United last-ditch transfer flurry predicted as two new signings mooted for Elland Road

LeedsLive journalist Beren Cross wants to see Leeds United sign two more players before the transfer window closes in just a few weeks’ time.

Leed have been super busy this summer, signing eight new players for both their first-team and Under-23s squad.

While Cross wants to see further additions made this summer, he doesn’t expect to see Victor Orta sign off on any more deals until a later stage in the transfer window.

That means a couple of deadline-busting deals could be on the cards at Elland Road.

“I’m pretty happy with the window as a whole too, but would like to see those final two additions made to really cap off the whole thing,” said Cross on the LeedsLive website on Wednesday (10 August).

“There is no suggestion signings will be made this week.

“If any signings are to be made before the window closes they could come later rather than sooner, in my opinion.

“[Jesse] Marsch and the club seem happy with where the squad is at right now and the only players they might move for have to tick a lot of boxes. They could well become available later in the window as their clubs buy or sell and their agents become more desperate.”

New left-back and striker?

Joel Robles arrived at Elland Road this week to add some much-needed depth and experience to Marsch’s goalkeeper options but there are still holes in the Leeds squad that need filling.

And it feels as though they’ve been the same issues for a long time now.

Leeds need a new striker. If last season proved anything, it was that Patrick Bamford cannot be relied upon to be the only out-and-out centre-forward among the senior options in the squad.

He missed almost the entire season through injury and we’ve also seen Bamford go through quiet spells in front of goal so a back-up – or major competition for him – is needed.

Leeds also cannot ignore their left-back situation.

Stuart Dallas is out until the end of the year while Junior Firpo’s debut campaign at Elland Road last season proved that he’s also an unreliable choice due to poor form, yellow card accumulation and injuries.

We refuse to believe there are no better left-back options out there for Leeds so we’d be gutted if a new one isn’t brought in before the transfer window slams shut on 31 August.

In other Leeds United news, Fabrizio Romano has dropped a major update on Leeds’ pursuit of Juan Mata.