Leeds chief Kinnear giving little away when asked about quadruple deal

Date published: Thursday 20th June 2019 5:50

Leeds chief executive Angus Kinnear has confirmed the club are looking to add to their squad amid links to four new players this summer.

The Whites learnt on Thursday morning their fixture schedule for the forthcoming campaign – their centenary season – and hopes will be high that the club can go one better than last season when they finished third in the Championship.

And with the players due to return to pre-season training on Monday, the club are working hard to add to Marcelo Bielsa’s options this summer, with a number of players in their sights.

Leeds have been strongly linked with Wolves forward Helder Costa, Bournemouth keeper Mark Travers and defender Ben White of Brighton – while United have also made clear their intentions to bring Jack Harrison back from Manchester City on another season-long loan.

But Kinnear was, typically, giving little away when questioned about where the club are currently at with their summer spending plans.

“We’re very confident in the squad that we’ve got,” he told Sky Sports.

“They came very close. We believe they deserved to go up so we have absolute confidence in the squad, but as always we’re looking for opportunities to strengthen that squad and if those opportunities come along we’ll take them.”

Kinnear also hailed the decision of Bielsa to extend his stay at the helm into a second season and believed his commitment to the cause could prove significant to Leeds.

“Absolutely. He’s the most significant signing,” he added. “It wasn’t a difficult conversation. He’s committed, he know’s there’s unfinished business to do.

“He’s disappointed that we just fell short last season but he has absolutely the belief that he knows precisely what to do to make sure we get it right this year.”

One man who does look like he’s staying at Leeds, however, is Kalvin Phillips, with the¬†sought-after midfielder dropping a strong hint that he sees his future at Elland Road this coming season.


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