Leeds United sit second in the Championship table right now in an automatic promotion spot, but it’s all getting very nervy at Elland Road and they know there is still plenty of time left in the season for them to fall away.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side have a four-point cushion keeping them in the top two, but are being hunted down by a chasing pack and some poor form lately has set some fans on edge.
The Whites have lost back-to-back league games against QPR and Sheffield Wednesday, so could do with a boost to get them back on track with their promotion bid.
Leeds can play the best football in the Championship table on their day and are still in pole position for a return to the top-flight.
They could really do with a reinforcement in the January transfer window though at to bolster their options, as well as in the centre of the park.
Bielsa should demand a new central midfielder from his board and there are plenty out there who could work a dream to help the in an area where they are slightly vulnerable at present.
Kalvin Phillips is about to serve a three-game suspension, while Mateusz Klich looks fatigued and Adam Forshaw has had some poor injury luck.
Beyond that they are relying on youngsters like Jordan Stevens and Jamie Shackleton to try get them over the line for promotion.
Leeds should consider a move for Ki Sung-Yueng, who is currently frozen out of the picture at Premier League side Newcastle United.
It would be a complete punt by the Yorkshire club considering his lack of football this season, but may be one worth considering and it could be a masterstroke.
The 30-year-old has only managed four first-team games across all competitions this season and can’t get a look-in at St James’ Park, but has proven in the past his class and composure.
Newcastle manager Steve Bruce has confirmed (Shields Gazette) that the South Korea international is available to sign in January.
With his contract expiring in the summer, Leeds should try sign him on a bargain deal and bring him into the team immediately.
He is a technical central midfielder that is great on the ball and has a high work-rate, while his CV boasts an impressive 187 appearances in the English top-flight.