By Craig Scott

11th Aug, 2022 | 6:10pm

Phil Hay: Leeds United consider pushing boat out to seal late new signings as players named

Leeds United are unsure whether they will add any more new players to the squad before the summer transfer window closes at the end of this month, according to Phil Hay.

The Athletic journalist reported on Thursday (11 August) that Leeds were indicating in July they wanted a new left-back after a “clamour” for strengthening that area because Junior Firpo got injured. However, it is understood that he’s now close to recovering from his hip issue.

Hay adds that Leeds have also wanted a forward but main target Charles De Ketelaere moved to AC Milan despite a club-record £34million deal being in place.

There are other forwards named by Hay who Leeds have looked at, with Rennes’ Martin Terrier and Southampton’s Che Adams both mentioned.

However, the ex-Yorkshire Evening Post journalist writes: “But there is a sense that Leeds are sitting tight and biding their time, undecided yet about whether they will push the boat out and get an extra attacking addition over the line.”

Ridiculous

How can Leeds think that this squad is complete?

Have they grown complacent after just one match? Have they forgotten about the issues we suffered last season? Have they forgotten that this season is a one-off due to the World Cup and requires a larger-than-usual squad?

Patrick Bamford cannot be our only senior striker this season.

While we think Joe Gelhardt is amazing, he’s not ready to start every single Premier League game week in, week out if Bamford gets injured again.

We need cover for the England international and we also need cover at left-back because Firpo is as unreliable as they get with last season plagued by bad performances, injuries and yellow cards.

Leeds won their opening-day fixture with Wolves, who are going to up against it this season due to their own terrible squad depth.

We’re only a few more injuries away from major issues of our own.

How can the club not learn from last season?

In other Leeds United news, the Whites are in the hunt to sign the best left-back in a top-flight league as he edges closer to a transfer.