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Leeds United have identified targets at three positions this month, but they are unlikely to sign those players at this time.
According to David Anderson of the Daily Mirror, the money is there for Leeds to make the signings, but preferred targets are not available at the moment.
Anderson assures that Marcelo Bielsa wants to reinforce his squad. It will be interesting to see if any of the Leeds targets are available towards the bottom of the window.
Leeds have identified targets in the three positions that Marcelo Bielsa wants to reinforce in his squad, but they do not expect to sign any of them this window. The money is there for new signings, but the targets are not available. #lufc
– David Anderson (@MirrorAnderson) January 7, 2021
Leeds are off to a reasonable start to their Premier League campaign with 23 points from 17 games and are currently 12th in the table.
Whites have shown their quality at times but their poor defensive form has cost them valuable points.
If Bielsa wants to strengthen his squad, he should look to invest in the back four first.
Leeds have conceded 33 goals in 17 Premier League games and only West Bromwich Albion have conceded more.
Defense is an area of great concern for Leeds and it will be interesting to see if they can bring in some reinforcements this month.
They signed Robin Koch and Diego Llorente in the summer, but Koch has been disappointing and Llorente’s time at the club has been riddled with injuries thus far.
A quality signing in January could boost the team and help Leeds boost their Europa League qualification.
Leeds are currently just six points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur and given the inconsistency of the teams this season, they could quickly climb the table with a string of good results.