Steve Evans highlights the major problem Leeds face in the transfer market

Leeds United

Steve Evans claims some teams are bumping up the price of players when Leeds want them.

Leeds United manager Steve Evans has told LUTV that he thinks clubs are increasing their asking prices for players because it's Leeds trying to sign them.

The Whites have sealed one transfer so far during this month's transfer window, with Sunderland midfielder Liam Bridcutt extending his loan deal until the end of the season.

Now though, manager Evans will be looking to make further additions to his squad, with the Scot still of the belief that Leeds can make a late charge for the play-offs, as they currently sit nine points outside the top six.

Attacking players are needed if that is going to happen though, and Evans will no doubt be looking for a striker and a winger to give his side a boost in the final third.

Evans is currently preparing for this weekend's FA Cup clash with his former club Rotherham United, who are managed by ex-Leeds boss Neil Redfearn in a Yorkshire derby full of reunions.

Speaking to LUTV ahead of that game, Evans stated that whilst he is trying to bring players into the club, he thinks Leeds are facing a big problem in the transfer market.

Evans claims that other clubs are trying to take advantage of Leeds by putting the prices up for their players, thinking that they can get more money out of a club the size of Leeds United - but Evans claims that won't be happening, and he will walk away from deals if he needs to.

"I think you have to be patient, and you have to get value for money," said Evans. "We've asked about some players, and 100% I do feel that, because it's Leeds United picking up the phone, suddenly some other clubs think there's some extra cash there. That's not going to be the case."

"We come up with our intended targets, we discuss them with our owner, and we attach to that what we believe the values would be. The minute they exceed those values, you really have to be strong and walk away," he added.

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