Local journalist Phil Hay has suggested what could force Leeds United into the transfer market in January, in a Q&A he did recently.

The Whites are strongly looking to get out of the Championship this term, and a lot of judges have suggested they will need to do business in the window when it reopens, however the hack is not so convinced.

Leeds did some good work in the summer, but are not dominating the second tier as much as they were at this time last season.

Many fans and pundits alike, believe that the Whites need an out and out goalscorer, after regular leader of the line Patrick Bamford has struggled to deliver the goods as often as supporters would like.

Marcelo Bielsa sign Eddie Nketiah to boost his attacking options in the summer, but the Arsenal loanee hasn’t been seen nearly as much as expected, which has heightened the calls for another striker to come in for Leeds during January.

Hay doesn’t believe the Whites are going to do any business however, unless their two loan players are recalled by their parent clubs for whatever reason.

“A forward if Nketiah was to be recalled. And possibly a replacement for Jack Clarke when he (surely) goes back to Spurs. But otherwise, I doubt they’ll do much.” The journalist answered on The Athletic when questioned about the plans.

Leeds could be sweating over the managerial situation at Arsenal, as if Unai Emery gets the boot, as he is rumoured to be close to suffering, a new boss could recall Nketiah and see if he can utilise him himself.

The same situation could apply to Spurs, where Whites’ academy product Jack Clarke is on loan from. There are doubts lingering over the future of Mauricio Pochettino, and were the Londoners to change managers that could cut short the youngster’s time back at Elland Road, forcing Bielsa into the market.


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