Former Leeds United midfielder David Prutton emphasised the scale of the task facing Uwe Rosler in terms of improving his squad, when he appeared as a guest for Radio Yorkshire.
Rosler will be under pressure next season to get Leeds into a position where they are competing for promotion into the Premier League, whether that’s through the play-off system or automatically.
Prutton feels a transformation of the squad in certain areas isn’t something which will be cheap for Leeds, giving Rosler extra work to do as he goes about implementing his recruitment policy in his new role.
“I’m sure he’ll want to recruit in certain areas and what that needs now days is not just a couple of million here and there but a fair few million here and there and you want to be challenging not just to stay up but challenging to get up the league and be promoted,” he said.
Fortunately for Leeds, Rosler is an experienced manager when it comes to the Championship and he’s not naïve to how complicated and expensive some modern day deals can be.
He will also be aware of the difficulty for Leeds in terms of throwing money freely at deals to sign new players.
The transfer embargo, which was hanging over the head of the club has been removed but that doesn’t mean the club can now go and spend as freely as they like as they seek fresh players.
Rosler, and the other officials tasked with recruitment at Leeds, still needs to work hard to get Leeds the right deals and fair deals, which will have a positive impact for the club in a number of different areas.
If he’s trusted and backed over the players he wants to bring in, there’s every reason to believe that Leeds can start the season well and quickly consolidate in the top half of the Championship table.