Massimo Cellino says that he does not rely on agents and will find “good players” for Leeds United.
Massimo Cellino has told The Sun that he will find “good players” for Leeds United.
The Italian entrepreneur has lost his appeal against his disqualification from owning the club and will not be able to run the West Yorkshire outfit until April, as reported by BBC Sport.
However, Cellino insists that he is not going to walk from Leeds and has revealed that he will be scouting players between now and April.
“The club will not fall apart because I’m stepping away,” the former Cagliari owner told The Sun. “You see how many good players I find. I don’t listen to agents, I watch the players myself.”
While Cellino’s future at Leeds remains wrapped up in uncertainty despite his assertion to the contrary, it is interesting to note that he plans to scout players for the Whites.
Leeds are under a transfer embargo at the moment, but they can still sign players on loan in the January transfer window.
Moreover, in the coming transfer windows, the Championship outfit will be able to recuit players, and perhaps Cellino is already looking ahead to that.
It seems that agents will not be able to dupe Cellino into buying overrated players for overrated transfer fees, but one has to ask whether the Italian himself should be making all the decisions over signings.
There can be no dispute that Cellino knows the football business inside out and understands a thing or two about players, but perhaps he should get advice from actual ‘scouts’ on who to sign and who not to.