Well it looks as if Leeds United are done with their business in the window when it comes to players coming in.
Marcelo Bielsa said in his press conference yesterday that the club will not be making any more signings between now and the end of the window. However, that doesn’t mean that there can’t be a couple more departures in the next few days, and according to one former Leeds United player, there’s one man who should be front and centre.
Speaking to Football Insider, Noel Whelan said that goalkeeper Kamil Miazek’s days at Elland Road were pretty much numbered given the amount of people that are on the books ahead of him:
“He has got a lot of potential but we’ve got four goalkeepers now and we don’t need four goalkeepers at the football club. If anyone’s going to be leaving it’s him. Look, if the club can get this goalkeeper [off the books], who’s probably fourth in the rankings right now, I think it would be good business. Once again, a player wants to play – especially at his age – and Leeds United need to get somebody off the wage bill as well. It makes sense.”
And he absolutely has a point here.
When you consider the hierarchy at the club, it goes Kiko Casilla, Illan Meslier, (more than likely) Elia Caprile and then Miazek, so his path to the first-team is going to be incredibly hard to navigate barring a number of injuries.
So it’s best to sell him on now while the club still have a chance. His contract runs out at the end of the season (although the club do have an option to extend for another year) and whilst the club might not get a lot of money for him right now (his value on Transfermarkt being £90k), it’s still better than letting him go for nothing, and you can use that money and wages on someone else in the summer window.
Should we sell Miazek?
Even if it’s a case of triggering that extension and sending him out on loan somewhere to get his value up a little bit, there are plenty of options out there for what to do with him, and they should all involve him making his way out of Elland Road.