Ian Holloway on Leeds United's transfer policy

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Leeds United sold Sam Byram to West Ham United yesterday.

Ian Holloway has told Sky Sports, during their coverage of Leeds United’s match against Sheffield Wednesday, that Massimo Cellino needs to let Steve Evans have full control over transfers at Elland Road.

Evans has completed two transfers in January so far, with both Mustapha Carayol and Liam Bridcutt coming in on loan.

He is yet to make a permanent signing at Leeds yet, however, and Holloway believes that the 53-year-old boss needs to be given more room to bring in his own players.

"You have to try and turn it and get it going the right way," Holloway said. "They just need some stability. Steve has given them that, and if he [Cellino] gives him a chance without interfering, I think he could do a decent job.

"If he is thinking he needs three signings he needs to be able to make them himself, so he needs to be allowed to do it."

Leeds’ January transfer window took a turn for the worse yesterday, when they sold Sam Byram to West Ham United.

Byram is one of the Whites’ most exciting prospects, and he joins a long list of top talents to have left the Elland Road club in recent times.

Holloway fears that Byram will not be the last star to leave Leeds, however.

“Unfortunately, it looks that way [that Leeds will continue to sell their best players],” the former Blackpool boss added.

Leeds are currently in 17th place in the Championship table, and their next fixture comes against Bristol City on Saturday.

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