The Yorkshire Evening Post has reported that Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino is keen for the club’s budget to stretch, covering the acquisition of a new left sided winger before the end of the transfer window.
The paper suggests that there is a general agreement from everyone at the club that it’s a position which still needs to be filled, but Cellino is reported to be against the idea of any players coming in on loan over the next few weeks.
“Cellino believes the club have enough alternatives – and he is resistant to the idea of signing loanees who do not sign with a view to a permanent deal,” states the Yorkshire Evening Post.
Why do Leeds need a new winger?
Leeds need a left sided winger for a number of different reasons, but predominantly because of the necessity for natural width if he wants to play with more than one forward.
Rosler has done well to improve his attacking options already this summer, with Chris Wood and Lee Erwin providing some fresh options in attack.
However, so far he’s not been able to sign that vital left sided player and there is still a good chance that Nicky Ajose could leave the club before the end of the summer.
A left sided winger is also a signing that would allow Charlie Taylor to revert to a left-back role.
Taylor, along with the talented Sam Byram, was asked to play out of position by old manager Neil Redfearn last season but he’s arguably the future of the left-back slot for the club and needs to focus on playing there.
The encouraging factor is that it’s an issue Leeds are aware of and seem to be working towards resolving.