Leeds United want to sign two more new players before the transfer window closes after Diego Llorente’s arrival was confirmed on Thursday, according to Phil Hay.
Writing on The Athletic’s app, the ex-Yorkshire Evening Post journalist reported that Leeds are “still in the market for a centre-mid and a winger”. However, he adds that the Whites will only pursue those new additions “if the right options come up”.
Llorente, 27, has reportedly cost Leeds up to £20million [Daily Mail], which would make him the second most expensive signing in the club’s history.
Rodrigo, Robin Koch and Helder Costa have also cost Leeds eight-figure sums since the end of last season but based on Hay’s update, there is still plenty of money in the bank for Marcelo Bielsa and Victor Orta to bring in even more players.
Who they get in, of course, remains to be seen.
Rodrigo De Paul has been strongly linked with a move to Elland Road but Udinese have been playing hardball over their valuation of the Argentina midfielder while Super Deporte has recently reported that Levante’s Jose Campana is a target
According to the Telegraph, Atalanta and Ukraine midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi is a cheaper alternative than De Paul as he’s valued at £20million so one of those could be the new central player who Leeds want to bring in.
Bielsa likes to have plenty of wide players in his squad and the Whites have been linked with a lot of wingers in recent weeks with Rangers’ Ryan Kent and Liverpool’s Harry Wilson among them [Phil Hay].
The clock is ticking on the transfer window so if Leeds want to bring in more players, they will have to make decisions soon.
But, looking at the squad right now, you would be confident there is enough about it to be able to avoid relegation back to the Championship.
In other Leeds United news, Dharmesh Sheth has reported an update on another wide player wanted by Leeds.