Angus Kinnear spoke yesterday about the situation regards transfers and the job awaiting Marcelo Bielsa when he arrives this weekend, with preseason training set to start on Monday.
As Leeds United start clearing the decks of surplus players, managing director Angus Kinnear says talks over incoming signings are "well advanced":https://t.co/GQALvoglvB— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) June 20, 2018
Kinnear said that detailed discussions had already taken place with transfer targets already identified. This supports the tweet that Rory Smith of the New York Times sent out over a week ago that potential transfer targets were already being run past Bielsa. So while it’s quiet now, we’re basically being told that changes are going to come.
Kinnear also said “getting Leeds back into the Premier League is one of the biggest jobs in world football,” and he’s not wrong. Despite the large support of the “sleeping giant” at Elland Road, parachute payments and the economic hilarity of the Championship have prevented Leeds from being able to compete on a regular basis. The appointment of Bielsa will hopefully change that.
On to the links.
Leeds United Links
Season grade for Mateusz Klich. [Through It All Together]
Season grade for Vurnon Anita. [Through It All Together]
Manchester City’s Phil Foden the latest player to be linked with a move to Leeds. [Through It All Together]
England and English Football Links
Charlton Athletic took one step closer towards having new owners. [BBC.com]
Burnley will face Aberdeen in the Europa League qualifying rounds. [BBC.com]
World Football Links
Mexico received a fine and a warning for the homophobic goal-kick chant. [FMF State of Mind]
Diego Costa supplied the goal for Spain as they were tested by Iran. [ESPN.com]
Morocco will not qualify for the knockout rounds after losing to Portugal, and that’s a shame. [SBNation]
Uruguay beat Saudi Arabia to advance to the next round of the World Cup along with Russia. [ESPN.com]