If Leeds United wants to stay in touch with the top three teams in the Championship, they will need a respectable transfer window.
Following back-to-back losses since Christmas, Leeds are now six points behind Southampton in third place and three behind Ipswich Town. They are now 17 points behind Leicester City, the leaders.
Although earlier in the month Daniel Farke had predicted a peaceful January, subsequent performances and results have shown where the team has obvious vulnerabilities that will now need to be addressed.
Farke has already stated that Leeds will consider a left-back, but it now seems like they might also consider a number ten, since David Brooks has been connected to Leeds in the past 24 hours.
And in his pre-Tottenham Hotspur press conference, Bournemouth manager Andoni Iraola talked about those connections to the Bournemouth Echo, leaving the door open for a possible departure.
Leeds must complete Brooks’s work.
“It is not about one particular situation,” he stated. Sometimes it depends on what they believe. David played some excellent minutes the other day when he came on. It’s likely that some players aren’t receiving the minutes they desire.
They must confer with the club and choose the course of action that will benefit everyone. Occasionally, one will depart because everyone believes it to be the greatest option. They may occasionally remain. However, at this time, prior to the market opening, I am unable and unwilling to discuss specific instances.
Leeds needs to make every effort to sign Brooks as soon as possible because Farke’s team is currently deficient in attacking players in this area of the field.
A left footer like Brooks on the right wing would make Leeds appear much more balanced and allow Djed Spence the room to overlap and attack, which is his strongest suit.
He can also play as a number 10, although Leeds lacks imagination in the middle of the pitch save for Georginio Rutter. In away games, when teams sit deep and Joel Piroe is incredibly unproductive, he can supply that.