Leeds United: Wait until January transfer window closes before judging me - Warnock

Neil Warnock.
Neil Warnock.
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Leeds United’s transfer activity should be judged after Thursday’s deadline, says boss Neil Warnock.

The United manager has attempted to offer reassurance about his plans for the coming days as Leeds face up to the implications of Luciano Becchio’s transfer request.

The Argentinian will be allowed to leave if a rival club meets Leeds’ valuation of him, and the prospect of his departure has increased the need for fresh arrivals.

Leeds have inquired about Max Gradel, pictured, in the past week and they are also fighting to beat Wolves to the signature of Aston Villa left-back Stephen Warnock.

United boss Warnock said: “The window actually lasts for 31 days. We should wait until 31 days are up. It always seems to be that the last day is the most interesting and I expect there’ll be a lot of activity late on.

“We’re working towards the close of the window at 11pm on Thursday.”

Warnock also reiterated his claim that loanee Alan Tate was sent back to Swansea due to the diminishing need for a spare centre-back.

Tate was quoted on Wednesday as saying the “financial situation” at Leeds had forced his return to Wales, but Warnock said: “Wages-wise the money was better spent on a left-back, wide man or a striker.”

Meanwhile, young Leeds left-back Charlie Taylor has joined Inverness Caledonian Thistle on loan until the end of the season while out-of favour Danny Pugh has joined Sheffield Wednesday.