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Is second wave of Leeds signings around the corner?

Barry Douglas of Leeds United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Middlesbrough at Elland Road on August 31, 2018 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United fans are waiting to see what happens next.

General views of Elland Road before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Aston Villa at Elland Road on December 03, 2016 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United began January in prolific style, securing five players for their senior and under-23 squads.

Since then there has been nothing other than outgoings, including Samu Saiz and Pontus Jansson.

 

Leeds fans should take hope that in late July last season, the club kicked into gear.

It was on July 25 last year that Leeds made their first permanent signing of the summer, buying Barry Douglas from Wolves in a widely acclaimed deal.

This was followed by moves for Jack Harrison and Patrick Bamford.

Barry Douglas of Leeds United takes a throw in during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Bristol City at Elland Road on November 24, 2018 in Leeds, England.

Leeds need a similar flourish towards the end of the transfer window this summer to take them into the new season on a high.

The Whites have just returned from a tour to Australia, where certain attacking and defensive shortcomings were highlighted.

This should have given manager Marcelo Bielsa plenty to consider heading towards the August 8 transfer deadline.

Its certainly not too late for Leeds to act, and signing three players like they did at this point last year will have them looking like strong contenders for promotion.

Without any additions, it's a lot more uncertain.

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Brentford at Elland Road on October 6, 2018 in Leeds, England.

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