By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

2nd Sep, 2021 | 8:10am

Paul Robinson: Leeds United failed to add in three key positions

We’re delighted to welcome former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Leeds United

Leeds United failed to add enough players in the summer transfer window, according to Paul Robinson.

Daniel James was brought in on deadline day from Manchester United as the third and final summer addition to Marcelo Bielsa’s senior squad.

Junior Firpo and Kristoffer Klaesson had arrived earlier in the summer while Jack Harrison’s loan deal was converted into a permanent one.

However, Robinson wanted Leeds to sign another central midfielder, a back-up option for Patrick Bamford and an experienced goalkeeper to help Illan Meslier and Klaesson out.

Speaking to MOT Leeds News, the ex-goalkeeper said: “I felt the opportunity to sign Daniel James was too good to turn down for Bielsa but a central midfielder, a back-up striker and potentially an experienced goalkeeper are the three positions I wanted to see them strengthen.

Left-back was vitally important so that’s why they did that one so early and I think Junior will develop into a top player. He’s a very good signing.

Dan James is also a very good one but there were other areas of that squad that needed bolstering.

They’ve got more than enough to achieve what they did last year but they want to compete on all fronts and they’re light in all areas.”

Leeds finished ninth last season but are so far yet to win in the Premier League this term after losing to Manchester United and drawing with both Everton and Burnley.

However, Bielsa now has another string to his bow in Wales international James, who’ll add frightening pace to what was already an exiting Leeds attack.

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