Leeds United news: Whelan – Midfielder chase will be reignited

Noel Whelan insists he has “no doubt” that Leeds United will make more signings in January after the domestic window closed on Friday.

The former Leeds striker and lifelong fan of the club, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, believes the Whites board will “assess the situation” closer to the time after they missed out on a number of targets over the summer market.

As revealed by Football Insider, the Whites were keen on adding Derby County teenager Louie Sibley to their ranks, with the club’s pursuit confirmed by director of football Victor Orta to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Leeds also tabled a £15million bid for Norwich City star Todd Cantwell and saw a move for Michael Cuisance fall through at the medical stage.

Whelan believes that the Whites will be happy with their business over the last couple of months but suggests there will be more additions in the January window.

Whelan told Football Insider: “I think they’ll assess the situation, I think right now everyone’s happy with the signings and the players they’ve brought into the football club.

“I think there’s enough there to cover towards January, I think they’ll assess the situation as to how we’re getting through the season, up until December where it gets a little bit more manic.

“See where we are, see where we need to strengthen, see what players we may have lost to injury or form and then that will be something they’ll be thinking about November, December time – where they need to strengthen.

“I’ve got absolutely no doubt that there will be more signings come January.” 


Leeds brought four new senior players through the door over the summer while Illan Meslier and Helder Costa turned their loans permanent and Jack Harrison returned for another temporary spell.

The Whites also signed a number of young talents for their under-23s and under-18s, including Cody Drameh, Sam Greenwood and Joe Gelhardt.

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