Leeds United mean business this summer.
After roaring to promotion in emphatic style last season it seems that the Whites have caught the winning bug.
They're not going to break that habit without a fight.
Marcelo Bielsa has instilled a real steel in the Leeds squad and that's going to set them up perfectly for what will no doubt be a challenging season ahead.
While Leeds will have aspirations of being a surprise package and pushing towards the top half of the table, but in truth the main focus has to be on avoiding the drop.
Victor Orta and his team have already brought in some excellent signings, with Robin Koch and Rodrigo arriving at the club, alongside a flurry of talented young players.
But according to Phil Hay of The Athletic, there could still be another few arrivals heading to Elland Road.
Speaking on the Ornstein and Chapman podcast, Hay said: “My understanding is that Bielsa is starting to soften on another centre-back.
"I think it’s likely that they will bring somebody else in. [They’ve] been linked with a player in Croatia [Josko Gvardiol].
They’re also keen on Axel Tuanzebe over at Manchester United and they will do another winger, number 10 type to make sure that they are covered there, but I think four or five signings tops, will be as far as they go in this window – I don’t think it will be excessive.
“So, financially they might end up spending something close to what Fulham and Villa did after they were promoted, but I think in terms of the recruitment, it will look very different when it’s finished.”
GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...
Leeds United fans must be in their element at the moment.
After storming into the Premier League in emphatic fashion last term, they certainly aren't messing around in the transfer market.
The club are spending decent sums of money on new additions, but crucially they're doing it intelligently.
They're not just splashing the cash for the sake of it - nor are they simply bringing in numbers because they can.
The focus is very much on bringing in the right players for the right price.
This will stand them in good stead, and hope is that these signings will help them to improve steadily while ensuring that they aren't gambling with the financial future of the club if things don't go to plan this term.
I can't wait to see what happens next with Marcelo Bielsa's side, and one way or another, we know it's going to be an exciting season in west Yorkshire.
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