You can certainly see the logic in delaying signings wages wise in terms of say Hernande might be requesting £40k per week and say 3 others all requesting £20k per week would mean the club saves £100k per week by not signing the players early but for me once preseason started the players needed to be in place so they could be getting used to Bielsa's system.1964white wrote: ↑Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:03 amThe delay in signings could be salary related I suspect, not signing players too early so they save on the wage bill plus our board are desperate to offload some of the surplus crap they signed last summer, meanwhile we could miss the boat on potential signings, would be typical of a LUFC board.
Must be something in the water in Leeds as the people at the top have screwed up at the Rhinos & Yorkshire County Cricket Club, tight-fisted & obstinate comes to mind. For a city the size of Leeds we should be achieving much more, the sporting fans of my home city deserve better!
Now if Vydra is really injured, as Derby claim, you again can see the logic in not signing him until he is injury free (we don't really need a situation like with Tyler Roberts or even to a lesser degree Forshaw in regard to signing players that were not 100% fit). No guarantees either with Abel Hernande that he is actually 100% fit at the moment given his injury record and it may be that 2 of our intended signings therefore are presently injured. If you add that a keeper is likely also a main priority then there is probably less need to get him in straightaway as he will not need to get to grips with Bielsa's system as he isn't an outfield player. So in theory that might explain the majority of the lack of signings so far.