It has long been bemoaned by Leeds fans that there isn’t enough quality in the current side. That could be about to change according to a report in the Daily  Star.

The Star say that Leeds boss Steve Evans will be given a war fund to achieve what it calls “major transfer plans.”

It was obvious to those 25,000+ fans watching the Whites lose 2-1 to already-relegated Charlton at Elland Road yesterday that something needs to be put into place; Evans believes this will require around six new faces to arrive at Leeds to mount a serious promotion charge.

Quoted in The Star, Leeds boss Evans said: “I believe we need between four and six quality players.”

Evans then went on to say: “If that happens I will deliver the play-offs next season, given the opportunity.”

That ‘opportunity’ could very well be in the hands of Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino with the club being non-commital on whether they will retain the Scot’s services beyond his short-term contract that effectively ends after next Saturday’s Preston game.

On that front, Evans said that he expects things to be put in motion soon and his future at Elland Road to be decided upon, one way or another.

“There were a lot of positive, constructive things said about myself.

“I gave my views on what we need to win promotion next season and he gave his.

“Time beat us yesterday but the decision on my future may come sooner than the Preston game. I think Mr Cellino is ready to make his decision.”

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3 Comments

  1. Andy Baptiste on

    Given 6 quality players he’ll get us into the playoffs…the playoffs!?

  2. I don’t see anywhere in the article where the headline is qualified. It just basically says a fortune needs to be spent.

  3. Steve McMillan on

    The defence is crap.. we need three new defenders alone! A playmaker and prolific striker. These players have to be PROVEN and have the right temperament to play at Leeds. Newcastle have the same problem as we do, in that they have frustrated and demanding fans. When there are 40 or 50 thousand disatisfied fans – they let you know it and you need players who can cope in that situation. It’s no good buying lower division players, who look good in their own division, playing in front of less than 10,000 fans. It’s the same with Scottish players; Lee Irwin was touted as being this and that, but looks a very ordinary player. I suspect we will lose Cook and maybe more and this will be tempered by the promise of millions to spend from their sale, but we need to keep these players, if we are to get promoted. If we make it to the Premier league we will need this quality, or risk having to find millions, just to be good enough to stay in the league. If Cook and Taylor are future Premiership players, we need them sewn up now.

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