Thomas Christiansen has deflated many Leeds fans today through no fault of his own, declaring that he expects no signings now, although he said anything is possible. Basically the club seem set on going on with what we have. Christiansen said a few weeks ago he wanted a new striker. He won’t be getting one by the looks of it.
Leeds have signed a variety of players this window and much to the frustration of Leeds fans only two have been for the first-team. Laurens De Bock and Adam Forshaw have signed for around £5 million combined. The confusion over the fee for Adam Forshaw is that Leeds announced the deal would be worth £4.5 million, but that includes around £1.5 million in add-ons. So there is about £8 million of Chris Wood money sitting somewhere that Andrea Radrizzani told fans they could “rest assured” would be spent on the squad. Three points off the play-offs and we don’t sign an attacking player, an area of the squad that obviously needs work. Seems bizarre we aren’t going for it any more than this.
Thomas Christiansen doesn’t seem happy with the current squad, his body language tells all and he keeps telling those asking the questions they need to speak to Victor Orta, and to be fair so he should say that. Am I convinced on Thomas Christiansen? No, not at all actually but he has no say in the transfers and if we aren’t going for it then the finger can’t be pointed at him at all. The two goals and brilliant performance from Pierre-Michel Lasogga probably didn’t do him any favours and at the end of the day if he doesn’t hit the play-offs which was his and Andrea Radrizzani’s minimum requirement he will be the one to pay the price, not Victor Orta and not Andrea Radrizzani.