Neil Warnock has today, in his criminally under read weekly column in the Independent newspaper, admitted that Leeds United were in the market for West Brom striker and future Leicester signing Chris Wood, a position Warnock has pointed out as requiring strengthening in the January transfer window.
Warnock has said that he, in terms of budget, “just can’t compete financially with Leicester”.
Leicester are, of course, one of the more spend-happy teams in the Championship, and were able to lavish £30,000+ a week on former Leeds man Jermaine Beckford when signing him a year and a half ago.
The question is now, for Leeds fans, whether the newly GFH Capital-backed Warnock is still having to deal with immense constraints on his budget, or if we would have been able to sign a talent like Wood had Leicester not also been in the market. Whilst the latter is still painful and unideal, it would be less of an issue were Wood overpaid in Warnock’s eyes. It is, however, a knock to those who believed GFH represented a shift towards lavish spending and an easy promotion.
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