Leeds United appear to be headed towards the still-distant January window, with preparations in place to bring in at least two loan signings.Despite what had come before it, with a number of players
departing the club in dire circumstances following relegation, the Whites ended the summer window with a flourish.
Ambitious purchases have been made to put Daniel Farke’s side firmly in the hunt for promotion this season, but he could use a boost in the January transfer window to help the side kick on at the business end of the season.
Angus Kinnear has already verified that those ideas have already been formulated, as he stated in his meeting with the Supporters’ Advisory Board, as Beren Cross of LeedsLive wrote:
“If Daniel Farke requires reinforcements when the transfer window opens, loans will form the foundation of Leeds United’s January transfer strategy.” Joe Rodon, Djed Spence, and Jaidon Anthony all signed on loan deals over the summer, leaving two spaces open on the loan register.”
Here, we look at two individuals that we believe the club should pursue in the January transfer window in order to bolster their roster…
With Joel Piroe’s five goals in a white shirt, signing a guaranteed starting attacking midfielder appears to be less of a priority.
A expert at the position, on the other hand, might be critical for Leeds in their efforts to discover more consistent ways of breaking down low blocks.
Brighton’s teenage midfielder Facundo Buonanotte was connected in the summer and might be someone Leeds look at in January, given that he has only made three appearances this season under Roberto De Zerbi.
We play Piroe there for his goals and Crysencio Summerville there for his ability to defeat a player, but not for how they arrange attacks in the final third.
Leeds could also need further backup at left-back, considering that Junior Firpo has yet to kick a ball due to injury and we’re relying heavily on Sam Byram to continue playing.
If the Clarets had landed a signing of their own, Burnley’s Charlie Taylor would have been an excellent addition to investigate, but Sheffield United’s Max Lowe could be worth considering.
With only two Premier League appearances this season since the arrival of Yasser Larouci, and an ankle injury to boot, he may not be able to return to the team anytime soon, making him a loan candidate.
A right-footer, he’s another that could slot seamlessly into our system as an inverted full-back in the way Byram has.