Ben Parker insists that Leeds United don’t need to make any signings in the January transfer window and would be better off promoting from within through the academy.
The Whites are in an incredible position at the top of the Championship as it stands after winning seven league games in a row and are looking to push for automatic promotion this season.
Marcelo Bielsa’s team did fall away in the second half of last season to end up in the play-offs, so know that there is still along way left to go if they want to seal a return to the Premier League.
Ex-Leeds defender Parker is happy with the current squad at Elland Road and doesn’t feel they need any additional signings in January to help get them over the line.
He’s suggested there is enough talent in the academy to step up when needed, with Bielsa using youngsters Pascal Struijk and Oliver Casey off the bench in the two previous games.
“No one, I don’t think we need anyone,” Parker responded on LS11’s official Youtube account when asked who Leeds should sign in January.
“Oli Casey has come through, Pascal Sk… has come through with debuts. There is plenty of good players. The future looks great, just promote within.
Leeds do have an excellent squad all pushing each other, but there are of course a few key players such as Kiko Casilla, Kalvin Phillips and Ben White that they usually heavily rely on.
The Sun have reported that Arsenal have decided not to recall Eddie Nketiah from his loan in January, which means the striker will see out the rest of the season at Elland Road.
He certainly would have needed replacing had he departed, but the forward area remains fairly strong.
The only argument to suggest making a big-name signing in January is that it would send out a statement and increase competition for places, but it should only be done if the right player come around.