Marcelo Bielsa has claimed that Leeds United are working hard to make two signings in the January transfer window.
Whites manager Bielsa has reassured fans that the Yorkshire giants are in the market to replace Eddie Nketiah and Jack Clarke, after both exited Elland Road this month.
Arsenal decided to cut the loan of centre-forward Nketiah short, while Tottenham also recalled winger Clarke from his loan.
There are some Leeds supporters who are nervous that the team will be left short in their squad for the second half of the season and fear it could derail the promotion bid.
They currently sit second in the Championship table occupying an automatic promotion position, but are being chased down by the likes of Brentford and Fulham behind them.
Bielsa has tried to ease fears by insisting that Leeds’ director of football Victor Orta is working hard to find replacements for both Nketiah and Clarke.
“We are aware that we have to replace two players. Victor Orta is working very hard to try to resolve this, the president supports the needs of the team and if we can’t resolve it better and we can’t resolve it it’s not going to be for as lack of effort or because someone is not engaged,” Bielsa said, as quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post.
Leeds missed out on Daniel James last January before he eventually ended up at Manchester United and fans don’t want a repeat in this window.
It must be a relief to hear Bielsa explains the club’s transfer plans in January and quite clearly a couple of additions could play a big role in their season objectives.
They have to sign a striker to compete with Patrick Bamford, as there is very little cover behind him and it’s a risky game just to rely on the Englishman.
Meanwhile, another option in wide areas to try crank up competition can only be a positive step.