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Morning Leeds-in for 13 January: Christiansen calls for an active transfer window

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Leeds are battling for the playoff positions right now, and as much as we all have faith in the Leeds players, even Christiansen is now saying that some investment is needed to take the club forward.

During yesterday’s press conference, TC was unusually candor about the needs of the team in regards to the January transfer window. And while, yes, the winter market isn’t great, the club needs another striker option.

Phil Hay reports that the club is interested in Jordan Hugill from Preston North End, but that the price tag, £8 million, has put the club off from pursuing him.

Does that mean a striker is on his way? Let’s hope so.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Here is the match preview of today’s match against Ipswich Town. [Through It All Together]

Sometimes you gotta spend money to make money, and you gotta go big to make the playoffs. Leeds needs to spend the money on a striker. [Through It All Together]

Thomas Christiansen said that he would speak with Victor Orta about the possibility of recalling Lewie Coyle, who is on loan at Fleetwood Town. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

England and English Football Links

West Ham United give “indefinite” ban to the “fan” that made crude remarks about West Bromwich Albion midfielder Jake Livermore’s deceased infant son. [The Guardian]

Despite having extremely limited coaching experience, Phil Neville is somehow in the running for the England Women’s National Team job. []

New Sheffield Wednesday manager Jos Luhukay was pleased with a point against Sheffield United in the Steel City Derby last night. [Sheffield Telegraph]

World Football Links

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill looks like he might be taking up the same position with Scotland instead. []

Three observations from Bayern Munich’s win over Bayer Leverkusen yesterday. [Bavarian Football Works]

The newly rebranded Harrisburg City Islanders, now known as Penn FC, announced their home opener today. [Brotherly Game]