Cellino discloses what he has told Radrizzani regarding Leeds January transfers

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino

Should Leeds United sign players in the January transfer window?

Leeds United chairman Massimo Cellino has suggested to The Mirror that the club are not going to sign too many players in the January transfer window.

The West Yorkshire outfit are going strong in the Championship at the moment and are in the running for the playoffs.

The Whites are currently third in the standings with 48 points from 26 matches, just four points behind second-placed Newcastle United, who have a game in hand.

Leeds could have an outside chance of ending up in the top two, given the form they are in at the moment under manager Garry Monk.

Club chairman Cellino, though, has suggested that the Whites are not to spend big money in the January transfer window.

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino

"I don't let him (co-owner Andrea Radrizzani) invest anything yet,” Cellino told The Mirror. "We are 50-50 and I told him, don't spend anything. We have too many players, don't get in a mess because sometimes we want to help too much.

“As the owners, we want to participate in the winning of games, so when the team is playing good, we just have to wish no-one gets injured. We have good players and they are growing, it's a young team. They should get better and better.

"Sometimes buying players does not mean you make the team stronger. It's not because I don't want to spend money. That is not true. Andrea would love to help. We cannot play football, we can just spend money, but sometimes spending money can hurt the club.”

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino watches from the stands

While Cellino does have a point, it is important that Leeds identify the shortcomings in the squad and bring in players for those areas.

If the Whites want to make sure that they end up in the playoffs and perhaps even higher, then head coach Monk should be backed in the January transfer window.

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