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January transfer budget will be tight, Phil Hays reports

Jesse Marsch will not have much funds for transfers in January according to Phil Hays.

Reports suggest the two areas Jesse Marsch was looking to strengthen in the January window were left back and a new striker. With Junior Firpo having been unreliable when called upon, and the team playing Pascal Struijk as a makeshift fullback, it is obvious that fresh legs were needed.

The striking department also looks a bit thin, with Patrick Bamford being ruled out for a couple of weeks, Leeds could have only Rodrigo Moreno as their senior striking option in December.

According to Phil Hays, the deal for Matheus Cunha is looking unlikely at the moment, with Wolves in the driving seat at the moment. Hays shared insight into Leeds’ potential transfer activity in the upcoming window:

“Leeds are known in the past to have shown interest in Matheus Cunha, the Atletico Madrid forward who could be on the move in the next window. Orta scouted him previously and Cunha is being strongly linked with Wolverhampton Wanderers having played infrequently for Atletico in the past six months. Signing him, however, would require a meaningful budget for a player who is thought to be valued at around £15million ($18.4m).”

After an underwhelming start to the 2022/23 season, you would think the club would be ambitious enough to bring new faces to boost the squad. However, it’s looking unlikely at the moment and Leeds may be set for a quiet January window.

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