Leeds United Latest Transfer Round Up
With no new signings as of yet at Elland Road, we're delving into the rumour mill for an idea of what we can expect.
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There will no doubt be a shake up on the cards with Bielsa arriving and we've already seen Felix shipped off back to Germany. So the 2 main names mentioned to replace the nervy German are:
Angus Gunn & David Stockdale
My heart says Stockdale but my brain says Gunn. The latter of the two looked a real prospect last season whilst on loan at Norwich and can only improve.
The next area Leeds will be looking to strengthen is up top, some of the names being thrown around here do get the juices flowing!
We've got, Abel Hernandez, Matej Vydra, and I'm not sure where it came from and doubt there's anything in it at all, but Fernando Torres. I'm 99.9% sure we can rule Torres out, but with us bringing in Bielsa it seems anything is possible.
Phil Hay has stated that it'll be one or the other in regards to Vydra and Hernandez, although talks with both seem to be ongoing. In all honesty I'd be chuffed with either, but I'm slightly leaning towards Vydra. Some supporters would prefer an out and out number 9 which is understandable.
However, Vydra scored 21 Championship goals last season and finished off as the leading scorer. Not too bad for the versatile forward.
In other positions, it looks likely we'll be first in line for the Man City and Spurs youngsters that are available on loan. Obviously I've already mentioned Angus Gunn, but other names floating around social media are, Phil Foden and Juan Foyth.
At this level Foden would be a massive coup and I'd welcome him with open arms. A really talented youngster who hasn't looked out of place when making cameos for City. I've not seen anything of Foyth, but the Argentine centre half is thought highly of at Spurs and looks to be more likely than a Kyle Bartley return.
Covering the media this morning including on bristolpost.co.uk, is that Liverpool winger Ryan Kent is available to leave on a free, with Leeds and Rangers tipped to be battling out for the young aces signature, with Gerrards connections to Anfield, I think it's evident we will be on to a losing battle perhaps!
Every year is the same at Leeds, we have all sorts of rumours. With the new gaffer taking over I expect it to be hard to keep up. As with every other season I'm optimistic, but it comes with a splash of certainty this time round.
Words: Joey Driver @thejoeydee