Time after time Leeds United fans are promised that money is going to come in the club and be spent on players. But in reality since Ken Bates took over the club we have seen no major signings and year after the best players leaving the club due to not being offered a decent wage, when they can go to a smaller club and get more money.
It's about time he put his money where his mouth is and invest properly into this football club. Every single fan would rather that the money is spent on bringing better players into the club but instead he chooses to spend it on some fancy new executive boxes. It may bring in money in the long term however Simon Grayson needs to be backed now! If that means breaking our wage structure to bring in a player then so be it. But something has to be done and fast.
There is two days left in this transfer window and we were promised four top class signings. So far since that promise was made we have only signed Fabian Delph on loan. It also shows a lack of ambition when Alan Smith, who would of given his all to play for this club has joined MK Dons on loan and their only paying £2,500 of his wage, does that mean we weren't willing to pay that to bring Smith home?
I know that he wouldn't have solved all our problems, however i feel that he would of been a great asset and would of been someone to help nurture the young talent at this club. Also a premier league signing would just give everyone at the club a lift and a much needed kick up the backside as performances over the past few weeks have been poor. The thing that i believe needs to be addressed first is to extend the contracts of Adam Clayton, Robert Snodgrass and Aidy White. These three could easily make it at the highest level and we need to make sure that they make that step up with us, rather than go for a very small fee when their contracts are running down. Giving these three long term deals would certainly scare off and potential suitors as they would have to pay a lot more for their services.
The board answer to pleas for lack of activity will more than likely be so and so turned us down for a premiership club or they wanted too much money. But the truth is they will only be asking for a wage that most of this league is willing to pay apart from Leeds. If the club really does have true ambitions of getting into the top flight then we will see some big signings in the next two days however I can't see it happening and deep down everyone knows it.
Mr Bates please get your wallet out and put your money where your mouth is! It's time to back up your promises!
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