Recently, Elland Road has experienced a period of relative calm, allowing Daniel Farke to establish a sense of consistency within his Leeds United team in the Championship. This was quite challenging during the summer transfer window due to the numerous player arrivals, departures, changes in ownership, and overall chaos surrounding the club.
Now, Leeds United is in close pursuit of the top three teams and is well-prepared to capitalize on any potential mistakes over the next few weeks, solidifying their position in the automatic promotion spots. When the January transfer window arrives, Farke may only need to make minor adjustments to his squad rather than undertaking major player replacements.
One individual who might be departing the club is striker Joe Gelhardt. The 21-year-old had a disappointing 2022/23 season and has seen limited action in 2023/24, with only seven appearances across all competitions, three of which were as a substitute, totaling just 315 minutes of play, according to WhoScored.
In light of these circumstances, Leeds Live journalist William Jackson suggests that Gelhardt is likely to seek a move during the upcoming January transfer window. Jackson observed, “Last season did not go as planned for Gelhardt, and regrettably, this season appears to be following a similar pattern. With Leeds currently having a surplus of attacking options, Gelhardt may find himself considering another loan move in January if he cannot secure the playing time he requires in a Leeds United jersey.”