The Athletic’s Phil Hay has revealed that Leeds United will not make any additions to their frontline in January provided Eddie Nketiah stays at the club, which has drawn a mixed reaction from fans of the Yorkshire club.
The Whites moved to the top of the Championship with a 4-0 win over Middlesbrough at Elland Road on Saturday.
Leeds forward Patrick Bamford opened the scoring with his third goal in four games, while Nketiah made his first appearance since October after recovering from an injury.
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There are question marks over the future of the Arsenal loanee, with Leeds reportedly expecting him to be recalled by the Premier League club.
Hay has claimed that Leeds will definitely not add Vydra and that they will only look to bring in another forward if Nketiah were to leave.
Vydra’s name been doing the rounds for the past week or so but that definitely won’t be happening. Leeds will stick with their frontline as it is next month provided Nketiah stays. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) December 2, 2019
Nketiah and Bamford have managed 12 goals between them so far this season–firing Bielsa’s men into a commanding position in the race for promotion.
The only first-team player that the Whites added in last season’s January transfer was goalkeeper Kiko Casilla.
Hay’s update appears to have drawn a mixed reaction from fans of the Yorkshire club. After a late-season slump in form in the 2018/19 campaign, understandably it appears some are concerned and keen to see more reinforcements brought in, while others have suggested the update is positive.
Read the reaction of Leeds supporters here:
When wolves were top they went and got afobe just to make sure, last year sheff u signed 2 strikers. What we have is enough if they stay fit but we are 1 injury away from having no striker on the bench
— BBBBBBBielsa (@robhlufc) December 2, 2019
This is good news people
— Ben (@Beeeennnnnnnnnn) December 2, 2019
Better than a signing that! 😂
— Olliejk92 (@olliejk92) December 2, 2019
Don’t want Vydra let him sit on that bench he’s all about the money! We are better than he deserves now imo 💛💙MOT
— ian grundy (@Grundy1976Ian) December 2, 2019
Looking forward to deja vu again in April
— Ty (@NOHSPUT) December 2, 2019
What’s that about insanity doing the same thing and expecting a different outcome? 😂
— Richard Smith (@lufcrichard) December 2, 2019
Phil you’re a depressing guy these days
— – (@becchiology) December 2, 2019
Good! Don’t want him!
— Sam Bielby (@sambielby9) December 2, 2019
— Sam (@19silverman93) December 2, 2019