Chris Sutton has questioned Leeds United’s work in the transfer window under Victor Orta, branding the Spaniard’s signings as “odd” – when discussing us on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Monday Night Club, as the Whites struggle of late.

Recently, the club have brought in the likes of Weston McKennie, Georginio Rutter and Max Wober – while the likes of Brenden Aaronson, Luis Sinisterra, Willy Gnonto, Marc Roca, Rasmus Kristensen and others joined last summer.

It has been hit and miss. McKennie and Rutter have failed for different reasons so far – Rutter has not been given a chance while Leeds have had to rely on McKennie as a defensive midfielder. The Juventus man is more attacking.

Aaronson has struggled, Roca and Kristensen’s form has been up and down. Sinisterra has done well when fit but often has been injured. Gnonto has been the best signing alongside Max Wober, but he is hardly playing right now.

Sutton gave his summary of Leeds and questioned Orta’s work in the transfer window – underlining his genuine worry for the club in the event of relegation. He does not understand the desire to keep signing “tricky wingers”.

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“The club is in a mess. Signings have been odd. They sign the similar type of player, tricky wide players. I worry about Leeds, we all worry about them. Is it Victor Orta that does the signings? He has to come under scrutiny.”

Chris Sutton questions Leeds work in transfer window under Victor Orta

Sutton is right to question the work done by Orta. Yes, in a handful of signings made, there are always going to be a couple that struggle. But of the names mentioned above, none are above the age of 25, on the event of signing.

Leeds needed Premier League experience, players that have a bit of know how last summer. Not players that need time to adapt to England’s top tier. Some have adapted quickly, some not. But many have been a real risk.

That is now showing as Leeds struggle and lack leadership, experience and a player to take everything by the scruff of the neck to say, I’m going to get us out of this mess. That is down to Orta and the approach he has taken.

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