LEEDS turned down the opportunity to sign both Donny van de Beek and Harry Winks in January, reports said.
The Elland Road Club was tipped to be offered both the Man Utd and Tottenham midfielder last month.
But Yorkshire Evening Post reported no players matching Marcelo Bielsa’s standards.
The report added that Bielsa is reluctant to sign players unless they are a marked improvement over his current ones.
And the Argentinian boss only likes to work with a squad of 18 players with a growing number of young players.
Man Utd eliminated Van de Beek move to Everton on loan until the end of the season to revive his career.
Van de Beek, 24, joins the Red Devils from Ajax in a £39million deal in 2020 – but has started just FOUR Premier League games since.
The midfielder will now link up with new Toffees manager Frank Lampard at Merseyside.
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Regarding his move, Van de Beek revealed: “Now that I can say that I am an Everton player, I am really happy and can’t wait to help the team.
“I think it’s a great club… there are really good players here and I came because I wanted to help them get ahead of the table.
“I hope to bring football qualities, passing and of course scoring.
“Scoring goals and assisting is an important part of my game and I will try to do that again.”
Meanwhile, Winks is said to want to leave Spurs in January after a stagnant career.
But the 25-year-old is part of Antonio Conte’s plans and wants to be included in England’s World Cup squad after missing out on Euros last summer.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/premier-league/4585354/leeds-tottenham-man-utd-van-de-beek-winks-transfer/ Leeds turn down transfers for Man Utd’s Van de Beek and Tottenham’s Harry Winks after being offered a pairing on deadline day