Phil Hay does not believe Leeds United will sign Robert Huth

Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay does not believe Leeds United will make an approach to sign Robert Huth on a free transfer. The German has been without a club since being released from his Leicester City contract last summer and he recently suggested that he would be open to the prospect of playing for Marco Bielsa’s team.

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However, speaking to the Inside Elland Road podcast, Hay has claimed that there is no chance of Huth making the switch to Yorkshire as he does not fit into the scheme of things under Bielsa, he said: “I have looked into this and from what I’ve been told there is no chance of him coming to Leeds, although he was angling for it.

“He was pictured in Leeds not so long ago and he was on the Sky Goals on Sunday program. How bad would the injury crisis have to get for Bielsa to start panicking? He hasn’t really blinked at the loss of Roofe, Bamford and Berardi. Huth said on Goals on Sunday that Leeds would be the perfect move for him but Leeds don’t seem inclined to do that one at all, regardless of Huth’s track record. I don’t think his style of play is what Bielsa is looking for.”

Bielsa was not backed with much of a transfer kitty during the summer transfer window and he had to offload the existing players in order to compensate for new recruits. Since then, the Yorkshire outfit have suffered an injury crisis with several main players – most especially forwards in the treatment room but the club have surprisingly continued to reign supreme at the top of the table.

Nonetheless, Leeds cannot afford any more injuries between now and the turn of the year and it remains to be seen whether the club can sustain their league form which has not quite happened under the predecessors before Bielsa. Leeds are currently leading the standings ahead of Middlesbrough on only goal difference.