A look back at how Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa reacted to PSG signing Neymar

Marcelo Bielsa the head coach

How did Leeds boss feel about big money transfer?

Marcelo Bielsa the head coach

Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa could get extra backing in the transfer market if the club can secure extra investment.

The Whites are in talks with Paris Saint-Germain's owners QSI over a potential deal, the New York Times report.


Bielsa is one of the world's most forward thinking and at times unpredictable coaches.

He was working in French football with Lille when PSG secured a £200 million mega deal to sign Neymar from Barcelona.

So how did he react to such an extravagance?

Bielsa was quite positive, which bodes well for a partnership between him and the club's new investors.

Brazil forward Neymar practices at Audi Field in Washington, DC, on September 10, 2018, in advance of the international friendly between Brazil and El Salvador. (Photo by Jim WATSON

It would have been unfortunate if he had come out at the time and attacked the expenditure.

Bielsa was quoted by Trome: "It is easy to resort to criticise this type of transfer.

"It's very exciting, it's great news for French football, I believe in Ligue 1 and its ability to produce new talent, Neymar will be a great driver of the image of this championship and its audiences."

Bielsa will likely feel similarly positive about QSI's potential investment in Leeds, and their own ability to attract stars and attention.

There will be more focus on Leeds than ever next season, and it's up to him to handle it well and see the job through, and win promotion to the Premier League.

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa watches on during the first half

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