Martyn Glover outlines Leeds United’s transfer plans for this summer

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Leeds United hired former West Ham scout Martyn Glover as head of recruitment.

Glover arrived at Elland Road to oversee all the transfer business the club will complete, and he has outlined the philosophy they will see through in the coming weeks in an interview with BBC Radio Leeds.

He said: “We’re being realistic in terms of trying to establish what we really need, and Uwe’s [Rosler] keen to get it right and move the team forward. There will be some key signings hopefully which fulfil those specific requirements, and hopefully as we go through pre-season we can add one or two different types to fill up the squad.”

Following a mid-table finish during the 2014/15 season, it is clear that Leeds have some serious work to do to build a playing squad that can compete at the top end of the Championship.

Lee Erwin has already been brought to the club to bolster the attacking ranks, and Charlie Horton has arrived as a back-up goalkeeper, but the need to sign key first-team players is evident.

Thankfully for Leeds fans, Glover has admitted that him and head coach Uwe Rosler are not buying for the sake of it, but will evaluate their squad to see what is truly needed at Elland Road.

They will be looking to bring in key signings to fill the gaps in the playing squad, before further evaluating the team during pre-season to then sign alternative options who offer something different on the playing field.

This transfer window could prove to be a vital one for Leeds, as a couple of strong signings would be a statement of intent to the rest of the Championship, showing that the Whites plan on winning promotion to the Premier League this coming campaign.

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