Leeds United manager Uwe Rosler has been quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post suggesting that the club’s main transfer business for the summer may already be over.
Leeds have been one of the busiest clubs in the Championship following the end of the last campaign and their head coach has explained why he was keen to get so much business done through the early weeks of the summer.
“By this stage we were hoping to have most of our recruitment done,” he told the Yorkshire Evening Post.
“That gives you a chance (on tour) for coaches and players to get to know each other. You have time to talk and to get things across but also to have some off-field activities. We will have one or two.”
A positive approach from Rosler
Rosler deserves credit for getting the majority of his business done early because it avoids possible problems further into the summer.
The risk with any club looking for players late into a transfer window is that they will be held to ransom by the selling club, who holds all of the power.
Leeds have avoided that, getting stuck in and initiating talks when there hasn’t been any pressure hanging over them to force a deal through.
Do Leeds still need any new players?
There’s still arguably a need for another wide player to come into the squad but the main boxes have been ticked; the club confirmed a permanent deal for Sol Bamba and Rosler has new central midfielder and attacking options.
A new wide player would allow someone like Charlie Taylor to drop back into a more natural defensive position, also avoiding the need for Rosler to potentially ask a striker to play a wider role.