Well, you can’t accuse them of not planning for the future.
My only problem with this story, is that you don’t know precisely what sort of future is on the horizon for the club, and that could make things interesting.
With the January window behind them, Leeds United are already looking at what to do during the upcoming summer window. There was a report a few days ago that the club were making plans to bring in Jack Harrison for around £10m, and now they have turned their eyes on a much more cheaper move.
According to Football Insider, Leeds United have got their eyes set on Birmingham City’s Adan George, as the club look to take advantage of his expiring contract and picking him up for a ‘minimal compensation fee’.
George has had an impressive start to the season for the Birmingham U18 side, with the highlight being his hat trick against Crystal Palace, and the report states that he is expected to make the jump up to the U23 side in the latter half of the campaign.
Whilst it’s good to have plans in place, I just feel that this isn’t the right time to be looking ahead for transfers, because as I hinted at earlier, we don’t know what the setup of the club is going to look like in the summer.
With Marcelo Bielsa out of contract and potentially set to walk if the club don’t get promoted, it could be a case of ‘all change’ at the club, and I don’t think you should be looking at players, especially young players until we know what division the club is in and who the manager is.
Is automatic promotion still possible?
All attention needs to be on getting promoted, and then the club can focus on what they want to do in the summer, and hopefully with the money that would be on offer, we can perhaps start attracting a higher class of clientele rather than scraping the barrel for cheap signings like this.