Eddie Gray says that Leeds United need to complete their summer transfer activity in June.
Eddie Gray has told LUTV that Leeds United need to wrap up their summer transfer business by the end of June.
The Leeds legend, who managed the club in the 1980s, believes that the West Yorkshire outfit should not leave it too late to sign players.
The former Scotland international winger has also claimed that the Whites need four or five players in their starting lineup in order to aim for promotion to the Premier League.
“I think we are going to be optimistic if we get four or five, and I am talking abut four or five players to start, then we have got an opportunity,” Gray told LUTV.
“I don’t think you can afford to wait until July where most of the players have moved on and signed new contracts with their new clubs,” added the Scotsman. “I think it is going to be done pretty soon, within the month of June.”
Leeds endured yet another disappointing campaign in the Championship this season and failed to finish in the top 10.
Steve Evans did a good job with the players he had at his disposal, but for the Whites to aim for a top-six finish next season, they need to sign better footballers.
The West Yorkshire outfit are one of the biggest clubs in England, but over the past few years they have become also-rans in the Championship.
It is time that Leeds make a genuine attempt to end up in the playoff places and try to return to the Premier League.