Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa plots transfer spending spree after owner offers budget

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has been looking to improve the quality of his team, after being backed in the transfer market by owner Andrea Radrizzani. The Whites look increasingly likely to seal promotion to the Premier League this season, as they currently sit top of the Championship table.

Leeds made two key signings in the January transfer window; both in attack.

Jean-Kevin Augustin arrived from RB Leipzig on an initial loan deal, which Leeds also signed youngster Ian Poveda from Manchester City.

But, Bielsa is always looking to sign new players to increase the depth of his team, according to Michael Brown.

As the team currently sits top of the table, however, it shows that there’s no way to improve at the moment, he added.

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“Marcelo Bielsa was looking to improve in the window with certain players,” Brown told Express Sport.

“The club tried to back that, and offered money and the finances to improve.

“But, the manager has to oversee that and the correct players are out there, that fits his mould, his squad and his way.

“At this moment in time, they can’t improve. They’re at the top of the league, and rightly so.

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“Them and West Brom have been the best teams and they’ve just got to try and continue to get over the line because of the amount of pressure they’ve got.

“If they can just get over the line then they can look to build in the summer.”

Leeds have already been linked with a number of players this season, as the boss already plots his summer moves.

Most recently, the club were tipped to sign West Ham United midfielder Josh Cullen.

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Cullen has been on loan at Charlton Athletic for the past two seasons, and has impressed in League One, and subsequently the Championship.

But, with the quality that Leeds have, they don’t necessarily need to spend big this summer, said Brown.

There have been previous occasions where promoted sides have prospered in the Premier League with splashing £100million.

Bournemouth have become an established Premier League side without breaking the bank, while Sheffield United have largely the same squad as last season.

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“You look at Sheffield United and the job they’ve done,” said Brown.

“They’ve got some improvements and signing some players.

“But the bulk of the squad have gone and done it. So why not Leeds United?”

Leeds are currently seven points clear of the play-off places in the Championship, having won their last five league matches.

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