Report: Leeds United not planning to be busy in January

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wigan Athletic and Leeds United at DW Stadium on November 4, 2018 in Wigan, England.

Leeds United are said to be planning to keep their current squad together, rather than make additions in the new year.

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wigan Athletic and Leeds United at DW Stadium on November 4, 2018 in Wigan, England.

According to a report in the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds United are set to be quiet in the January transfer window.

Leeds have made a blistering start to the new campaign, with Marcelo Bielsa’s side current right in the thick of the promotion race.

 

However, Leeds are reportedly not expecting to invest much in January - with the main aim to keep the squad together.

The decision may not be a smart one, as although Leeds have made a wonderful start, the Championship is gruelling.

Marcelo Bielsa’s high pressing style is very demanding, with Leeds getting through much more running than many of their counterparts.

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa gives instructions too substitute Samu Saiz at Elland Road on October 27, 2018 in Leeds, England.

While wholesale changes clearly aren’t needed at Elland Road, a few additions could really have injected a freshness into Leeds’ squad.

The Whites are still short in some areas, and unless they get lucky with injuries, their lack of depth could be exposed later on in the campaign.

And Leeds may be unwise not to be planning to make many additions in January, as they could be jeopardising their chances of earning promotion, if fatigue does set in.

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Leeds United at The Den on September 15, 2018 in London, England.

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