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Darren Bent makes Victor Orta claim after recent Leeds United admission

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Leeds United are well on course to win a long-awaited promotion back into the Premier League under the guidance of Marcelo Bielsa. 

The Yorkshire-based side are currently sat top of the second tier standings, and are seven points clear of Fulham, who are sat third in the Championship.

However, their bid to return to the top-flight has been put on hold due to recent off-the-field events, with no scheduled return date in place as of yet.

The Elland Road faithful could be forgiven for having one eye on potential life in the top-flight next term, in what could be an exciting summer transfer window ahead in the coming months.

Leeds’ director of football Victor Orta has recently revealed to the BBC that he is uncertain as to what the club’s transfer budget will be heading into the summer.

Speaking in an interview with Football Insider, former Sunderland forward Darren Bent reacted to Orta’s recent comments, and labelled the role he has at the moment as an ‘impossible job’.

“He doesn’t know whether he’s going to be coming or going, he doesn’t know who he’s going to be able to sign, who he’s not going to be able to sign.

“Even some of your own players who are on frees at the end of the season, he might want them to sign a short-term deal and they might turn round and go: ‘No, I’m not signing it.’

“It’s the most impossible job – he might think: ‘We need this player and we think we can get him for £10million,” but because of the whole Coronavirus the club might go: ‘Listen, we need him so if you want him we’re going to need £30million now.’ It’s such uncharted waters and it is an impossible task.”

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It’s a difficult position to be in for Orta heading into the summer.

At this stage of the season in normal times, he would be outlining his potential transfer targets heading into next year’s campaign, but due to off-the-field events, this isn’t possible.

Some clubs will definitely increase their asking price for specific players, especially as the off-the-field uncertainty continues at this moment in time.

It seems as though it’ll only be a matter of time before Leeds are promoted into the Premier League, and it’ll be an interesting summer transfer window ahead for the club if they do return to the top-flight.


Editorial Assistant at Snack Media, writing for Football League World on a regular basis! Sports Journalism graduate from Southampton Solent University.

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