The departures of Kalvin Phillips and Raphiha, two key players for Leeds, will allow manager Jesse Marsch to better integrate the team with his playing philosophy. The Whites paid nearly £ 110 million for the pair and have since spent the money on players familiar with Marsch’s methods. The American believes this will ultimately strengthen his team.
After selling their biggest players to Manchester City and Barcelona respectively, there were some concerns that Leeds would struggle. But we bought six more additions with the money we received for both of them.
Three of them were bought by the Red Bull organization. Brenden Aaronson, attacking midfielder, and Rasmus Kristensen, full-back, both arrived from RB Salzburg, while Tyler Adams, midfielder, arrived from RB Leipzig. Both clubs were led by Marsch.
Leeds have also acquired winger Luis Sinisterra from Feyenoord and midfielders Darko Gyabi and Marc Roca from Man City and Bayern Munich respectively. Marsch thinks the club has been able to reshape the team in his image following the exits of Phillips and Rahinha.
The 48-year-old told reporters ahead of Leeds’ 2022-23 Premier League debut against Wolves: “We’ve lost two great players, but it has allowed us to bring six, seven or eight guys who can help us even more precisely. kind of football we want to play.
Working with Kalvin and Raphinha was wonderful and I am grateful for the time I spent with them. We love the way they dedicated themselves to everything they did here. But I firmly believe that we will use the circumstance to fortify ourselves.
The new acquisitions cost around £ 100 million. The £ 25 million arrival of 21-year-old Aaronson is the most expensive.
Marsch got the following response when asked how well the team had supported him this summer: “It was easy for me to understand from the first day I joined, that the club and the people here at Thorp Arch and Elland Road they had supported marcello [Bielsa] 100%. All in all, they exerted every effort.
Everyone said it, including the players, the coaching staff and the support staff. I saw it as an extraordinary opportunity for myself and as a real asset. You are referring of course to our transfer policy, but I believe even more so if you were to observe the daily work that is done. I can only say that, from day one, I have never felt so supported in my life.
“The fact that this is the scenario is a great honor for the members of this club and for the members in general.”