Now that the new manager, er “head coach” is here, what about the players?
Last season there seemed to be an emphasis on quantity over quality, and a lot of the transfers didn’t really seem to work out.
Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa to be handed £20m transfer warchest in bid to mount promotion push | @MirrorAndersonhttps://t.co/bTFtSHOtnG pic.twitter.com/QnaLeENyAr— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) June 15, 2018
Now Marcelo Bielsa has reportedly been given a “transfer war chest” of £20 million, but will that be enough? This team was’t good enough last year, and with the inflation of prices in England (cheers Premier League) 20 million won’t buy you what it used to. After all, Aston Villa spent about £70 million and didn’t go up.
Perhaps a few loan deals with options to buy, like what Wolverhampton did last season, will be utilized. Let’s just hope that Bielsa is able to get the players he wants.
On to the links.
Leeds United Links
Marcelo Bielsa fulfills “dream” move to England by taking the job at Leeds. [Yorkshire Evening Post]
U23 friendlies scheduled. [Through It All Together]
England and English Football Links
Danny Rose has had an “overwhelming” response after telling of his struggles with depression. [Sky Sports]
World Football Links
France beat Australia after some VAR controversy. [Sky Sports]
Real Madrid will start their preseason against Puebla in Mexico. [FMF State of Mind]
Club América defender Edson Alvarez will be even more important for Mexico with FC Porto’s Diego Reyes out injured. [FMF State of Mind]
Luka Modric and Croatia beat Nigeria. [BBC.com]
Lionel Messi missed a penalty, Argentina drew 1-1 with Iceland, and the world lost their collective minds. [ESPN.com]
Peru failed to convert their chances and lost 1-0 to Denmark. [Sky Sports]