Wednesday, 12 December 2012
Warnock Sweating On GFH Funding of Leeds Signings
Interesting. Despite a one hour meeting after the 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace, Old Big Gob is still unclear how much money will be made available to him in the January transfer window. Those hoping for a bumper spending spree might be concerned by Warnock's dampening of expectations with the former QPR manager saying, “If we get the four loanees tied up and Diouf as well then I don’t think we need many more. I think we’d only be looking at a striker on top of that.”
So, loan signings and one new striker? Is that going to transform a team currently in the bottom half of the Championship? Not so long ago there was talk of a £10m transfer war chest. That was then revised down to £8m. Now, it seems, we could be talking £2m, because no striker valued at more than £2m would entertain a move to Leeds at the moment.
The Yorkshire Post also report that moves for Gradel and Beckford could be frustrated by their salaries. It seems that the oil rich mystery man behind the buy out wants to do it on the cheap, just like Master Bates.
Meanwhile, the Mail has reported that a tranche of money owed as part of the deal is now overdue whilst the Yorkshire Post report that the new holding company of Leeds United has been registered in the Cayman Islands. If you didn't know better, you might think that Bates is behind the deal himself!
This is not what Leeds fans were led to expect when the rumours of a Middle East buy out first surfaced. The Leeds squad is inadequate as results have proved; if GFH are serious, why the hell are they not promising megabucks to get Leeds to the promised land of the Prem?
Posted by Hammersfan at 16:39