Has Steve Evans already contradicted himself with Leeds transfer comments?

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The Leeds head coach has been discussing transfer policy at Elland Road.

Leeds United boss Steve Evans has been keen to make a few clarifications in the transfer department of late.

Indeed, the Scot addressed the future of Liam Bridcutt on Thursday afternoon, also discussing the Yorkshire club's policy towards bringing other players in on loan.

On emergency loans, Evans said:

"Now it would be simple in many respects to go and sign a player on loan and say we'll help you get fit for the European Championships. Or we sign a couple of gifted young players from the top four or five current clubs in English football.

"But that's not helping our plan going forwards. Our plan is maybe if we can identify players whose clubs are willing to let players out on emergency loan which the club is either ready to give us a right to buy him or set an agreed fee and the player has agreed to go on beyond the summer."

And, on Bridcutt, the Leeds boss told BBC Radio Leeds: "Do Sunderland stay in the Premier League? If so, Liam could be looking to move on. But, if they go down to the Championship, Sam [Allardyce] will have an opinion on what he should do, whether that's in or out."

But a reader quickly picked up on Evans' quotes in the comments section on HITC Sport...


Leeds oldie wrote: "How does that relate to the statement that we would only get players who will be able to buy or a promise to buy and be a part of next season?

"The mind boggles."


A very valid point...

In Evans' defence, Bridcutt could be the exception due to his quality. But then why hasn't the same applied to the Kyle Lafferty situation? The Scot, after all, also made very similar comments about Mustapha Carayol.

The likelier option is that the Leeds boss is talking himself into a hole... The Scot's tendency to make bold statements and exaggerate makes his quotes easy to remember - and his contradictions even easier.

It looks as though the Whites head coach has been well and truly caught out on this one.

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