Leeds United kept an eight-figure fee to sign the midfielder

Leeds United have reportedly set aside £ 15million to secure the signing of a central midfielder in the January transfer window.

According to The Sun’s Alan Nixon, the Whites have an eight-figure sum ready to shell out for a midfielder signing this month.

They’ve been chasing a number eight for the past two summers and could land a signing if it was in that price range.

Via sound personal twitter account, “There was £ 15million set aside for a midfielder.”

Enough money?

Leeds have missed their goals in the past because they did not have enough funds to complete those signings.

Rodrigo de Paul is a classic example, during his time at Udinese, and a year later Atletico Madrid ended up signing him.

They don’t want a potential Champions League level player not joining because of the difference of a few million pounds.

Lewis O’Brien and John Swift are two names that have been linked with moves to Elland Road and either are said to be exceptional acquisitions for Leeds.

It remains to be seen whether Victor Orta is proactive or is waiting for the last week of the window to do something.

He should be on the phone as soon as possible as there is an obvious gap in the squad and signing a number eight could help fix that.

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