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.”