Marcelo Bielsa has told his pre-Sheffield United press conference – as per Leeds Live – that Leeds United could still make a couple more signings this summer, but the Argentine did state that he will adapt if they are unable to get over the line.
Leeds completed their third major addition to the first-team squad on Thursday in the form of Spain international Diego Llorente from Real Sociedad. A fee for Llorente is believed to be in the region of £18million for the ex-Real Madrid defender.
Llorente comes in to a club that have already spent big on Rodrigo from Valencia and Robin Koch from Freiburg. Helder Costa and Illan Meslier’s loans have been turned permanent – costing a combined £20million. Jack Harrison is on loan again.
It has seen Leeds spend the best part of £80million this summer, but when asked if new signings can be expected – Bielsa responded that the Whites could incorporate two more players, but is happy to adapt if those additions cannot be agreed.
Asked about the potential of new arrivals, Bielsa kept it short and sweet: “There is likely to be a couple of incorporation into the team, but if they don’t come. We will adapt.”
TBR’s view – De Paul, Kent, Malinovskyi?
It is clear that Leeds are looking to bring in a partner for Matuesz Klich in the middle of the park. Of the aforementioned names, Rodrigo De Paul has been strongly linked with Leeds – with the player even confirming to a fan that he hopes a deal is completed.
Rangers star Ryan Kent and Ukraine international Ruslan Malinovskyi have also been linked with Leeds. So an attacking midfielder could be brought in, but do Leeds need cover elsewhere? It remains to be seen if any new signings will be made.