Leeds United are going well, very well in fact this season. With a second place position and a gap emerging between the top two and those occupying the play-off spaces, but there is always room for improvement if the club are serious in their pursuit of Premier League football next season.

The Whites had a successful summer in terms of recruitment and each one of their summer recruits have played a part so far this season, but recent rumours have caused a little unrest in West Yorkshire.

Arsenal loanee striker Eddie Nketiah is rumoured to be close to being recalled according to recent reports, but the player has since returned from injury and is now back in the first team fold, so the Leeds United fans will be hopeful that the 20-year-old will remain at Elland Road and play a large part in their run in to May.

Leeds United Manager Marcelo Bielsa during the EFL Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Leeds United at the KCOM Stadium, Kingston upon Hull, England on 2 October 2018.

Manager Marcelo Bielsa is known for preferring a small, tight-nit squad, so there will not be a huge wanted list from the Argentinian, but judging by the events of last season, Leeds United should be looking to bring in further squad depth in January… and the are.

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According to former Leeds and Coventry City striker Noel Whelan, who was interviewed by Football Insider today, there are whispers of movement from Leeds’ head of recruitment Victor Orta within the market, so are the Elland Road outfit on the prowl for reinforcements? Whelan certainly thinks so…

“We still need to strengthen in January,” Whelan told Football Insider. “I hope Victor Orta is looking and I’m hearing whispers that he is.

“We need another striker, especially if Arsenal recall Nketiah, another goalkeeper if Kiko Casilla gets a long ban and possibly another centre-back.

“I think Orta is looking at three January signings, although whether we would sign three is another mattter.

“We have enough midfielders and wide men, and Marcelo Bielsa has lots of options in those positions.

“When you look at the heart of defence and up front, those will be Orta’s priorities.”

Positive signs for the Whites fans, but the proof is in the pudding, so we will wait and see come January.


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