New Leeds United boss Thomas Christiansen gives transfer update

General view inside the stadium before the game - Elland Road

Leeds manager says discussions are already underway.

General view inside the stadium before the game - Elland Road Elland Road

New Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen has wasted no time in discussing transfers with the hierarchy at Elland Road.

Christiansen was appointed on Thursday and presented to the media on Monday at a press conference, alongside new technical director Victor Orta.

Speaking to Radio Yorkshire, he explained that a signings shortlist has already been created, and steps are being taken on the best way to proceed with the potential transfer targets.

Christiansen said: "We have already made a shortlist, before they found a coach they had to do good work, and there are players we had to discuss.

"We will see what will be the time, how we approach them, and if they are really the players we want at the end."

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Leeds have already lost time chasing new players due to the weeks spent searching for a successor to Garry Monk.

While getting the right man, which Leeds hope Christiansen is, is understandable, Leeds are behind the curve with some good deals already being done this transfer window.

Derby have signed Hull City's Curtis Davies and Norwich won the race for Barnsley winger Marley Watkins.

Players report for training at Leeds next week and it would be fantastic if the Whites could somehow get a new player in beforehand to kickstart the new era at the club.

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