"Bielsa wanted him gone": Phil Hay drops behind-scenes LUFC claim that'll delight fans - opinion
The Athletic's Phil Hay has claimed that Marcelo Bielsa wanted Pontus Jansson gone from Leeds United.The big Swede played 120 times for the Whites during his spell at the club before being sold to Brentford in the summer of 2019.
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There is a willingness to get transfer business done at Leeds United this month, according to reliable journalist Beren Cross.
What’s the word?
The LeedsLive reporter delivered an exciting update to supporters in a recent Q&A on the website, where he was asked about whether the Yorkshire giants were more focused on the summer, rather than now.
“I wouldn’t say more focused on the summer because their focus is on January right now. Victor Orta wants to strengthen at Elland Road this month, as hard as that may be,” he responded.
10 defensive actions: £53k-p/w Leeds beast who had 70 touches stole the show v Burnley - opinion
Leeds United makeshift right wing-back Stuart Dallas stole the show against Burnley.The victory sees the Whites move eight points clear of their relegation rivals, however, aside from the positive result, Bielsa will also be delighted with the performances of a number of his players on the day, none more so than makeshift right wing-back Dallas.
“The board will always have one eye on the future though and will know there always has to be an element of doubt around Bielsa’s future because of his contract situation.”
Bielsa surely buzzing
It’s certainly going to come as a huge source of encouragement to those around Elland Road that their director of football is keen to bolster Marcelo Bielsa’s playing squad this month.
The Argentine head coach is in desperate need of additions before deadline day on January 31st.
Despite moving eight points clear of the relegation zone, Leeds are still in a perilous position both on and off the pitch – the two teams below them have games in hand and the injuries are never-ending.
Heading into this weekend’s Premier League encounter with West Ham United, the 66-year-old is set to be without as many as nine first-team stars, including key midfield cog Kalvin Phillips and skipper Liam Cooper.
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He has also been without leading talisman Patrick Bamford for the majority of the campaign, and though he is set to return this weekend, it’s clear that the England international does not have sufficient backup in attack.
Not only is a forward needed but also a midfielder and perhaps another option at the back. He does only have one senior left-back, for example.
Bielsa should, therefore, be absolutely delighted by this fresh update.
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Leeds United enter race to sign "dangerous" £34m-rated machine, Bielsa badly needs him - opinion .
Leeds United have entered the race to sign Armando Broja from Chelsea after impressing on loan to Southampton this season.That’s according to TEAMtalk, who claim that as many as three new Premier League sides are eyeing up a move for the Chelsea striker this summer after an impressive campaign so far on loan to Southampton.