Robert Snodgrass has told The Lockdown Tactics podcast that he does not believe that Leeds United need to make drastic changes to their squad this summer, and expressed his delight for the fans ahead of their return to the Premier League.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side are gearing up for their return to the top flight. They clinched the Championship title by 10 points, but there are likely to be plenty of nerves when they kick off the new campaign.
Some supporters may be hoping that the Whites make some significant statements in the transfer market. But Snodgrass – who made 193 appearances for the club before leaving in 2012 – insisted that he has seen enough to believe that Leeds do not need to spend wildly this summer.
The West Ham United winger, who did suggest that they may need more depth, also commented on the Elland Road faithful.
“Every time I’ve watched them, they don’t look as if they need to improve a hell of a lot,” he told The Lockdown Tactics podcast. “I just think what they’ll probably want is a bigger squad and probably more fire-power because that’s what the Premier League is all about.”
“Leeds will come in with enthusiasm, energy. And the fanbase, as we all know, it’s one of the best in the world. The fans are incredible there,” he went on to add.
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Many will be intrigued to see how Leeds get on in the top flight. The Whites have been transformed during Bielsa’s time in charge, so some may be tempted to back them for an impressive showing at the highest level.
There will likely be some who believe that Leeds’s stay in the Premier League may be a brief one – particularly if they do not make a raft of signings.
But Bielsa has silenced his doubters in the past by guiding the squad towards the promotion picture and subsequently across the line.
And Snodgrass is clearly optimistic that they can continue on an upward curve over the coming months.