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Bridcutt's comments lay down the gauntlet for Leeds owner Massimo Cellino

The Leeds United midfielder wants to see significant investment in the summer.

In recent comments published by the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds United loanee Liam Bridcutt admitted that he was in two minds when it came to a potential permanent transfer to Elland Road.

The midfielder is currently on loan from Premier League side Sunderland, and while he is clearly enjoying his time at Leeds he admitted he saw his long-term future in the top flight.

“I want to be aiming high and I want the club to aim high,” he told the YEP. “If Leeds are willing to do that in the summer then I’d be happy to stay.”

So there you have it: One of Leeds’ best performers this season, a vital component if they wish to secure promotion next season, has made it very clear that it is up to the club to show their hand by spending big in the summer.

Whether Bridcutt’s latest comments force Leeds owner Massimo Cellino’s hand remains to be seen. But the simple fact is Leeds’ best players – whether they are tied to the club long term or considering their futures in the summer – will be keeping a very close eye on the Italian’s plans.

After all, if Leeds sufficiently add to the quality they already have there is every chance they can push for promotion next season. The problem comes if there is not sufficient faith shown in manager Steve Evans and the vicious cycle continues.

Evans has shown during his brief stint in charge that he can identify the right kind of player for the club – with Bridcutt and Toumani Diagouraga the perfect examples – so it is time to back him and show the players already at the club that Elland Road is the place to be with success on the horizon once again.

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