Leeds United

Predicted Leeds XI vs Fulham: Bielsa to make two changes from Anfield, 29 y/o to start

Despite their opening day defeat, Leeds United earned plenty of plaudits. Marcelo Bielsa’s side lost 4-3 to Champions Liverpool, but Leeds showed they are not here just to make up the numbers. However, their season will not be affected by those high-profile games. Rather, it is the games against the likes of Fulham that will define their season. Fulham are heading into the game on the back of a 3-0 defeat against Arsenal, and Scott Parker will be demanding a response from his side. It was a crucial Championship fixture only a few weeks ago, and the battle between the two newly-promoted sides is expected to be a cracker, once again. Bielsa made 11 changes to the side in midweek’s EFL Cup defeat against Hull City. The Argentine doesn’t like to make too many changes in the league, but he coul...

Report: Midfielder turned down Leeds United this summer

Leeds United wanted to sign Tommy Doyle from Manchester City in the summer transfer window, according to The Manchester Evening News. It has been reported that Leeds – who are playing in the Premier League this season after winning automatic promotion from the Championship – wanted to sign the youngster, but he sees his future at City instead. The 18-year-old midfielder has signed a new contract at City which will see him stay at the Etihad Stadium until 2025 and is convinced that he can break into the first team in the coming years, according to the report. However, according to the report, a loan deal away from the Etihad Stadium has not been ruled out. Manchester City stay Doyle is only 18 years of age, and he is just starting his professional club football career. While it would be gre...

Phil Hay: Bielsa hasn’t approved move for player Orta’s keen on, prefers Rangers star

Leeds United have been linked with Liverpool midfielder Harry Wilson this summer, but it appears that they have moved on and are now looking to sign Udinese midfielder Rodrigo de Paul instead. The Athletic’s David Ornstein recently reported that Whites head coach Marcelo Bielsa doesn’t see the Reds academy graduate as the right player for his style of play, and that rules out a move for him. Leeds insider Phil Hay has now revealed that while director of football Victor Orta is always hugely keen on Wilson, Bielsa hasn’t sanctioned a move for him yet, and he prefers Rangers forward Ryan Kent instead. “Leeds like De Paul but you’ll have noticed that since the name first emerged, they haven’t piled in to get a deal done. They’ve been holding off and likewise with Gvardiol. The money is there ...

‘I don’t see that happening’ – David Ornstein shares why Bielsa no longer wants £20m player

Leeds United are looking to sign Udinese midfielder Rodrigo de Paul this summer, with head coach Marcelo Bielsa keen to strengthen his squad in the middle of the park. The Whites were earlier linked with Liverpool’s Harry Wilson, and while they were working on a deal for him much earlier in the summer, nothing developed. The Athletic’s David Ornstein has revealed that Bielsa isn’t a fan of the 23-year-old and he doesn’t think he will fit his style of play at Elland Road, hence Leeds’ decision to go after de Paul instead. Liverpool want £20 million for Wilson, and it remains to be seen if Leeds or other suitors will return for his services. Liverpool. Want 20 million for Harry Wilson. That is keeping admirers Newcastle Leeds and Villa from coming in at this point. — Alan Nixon (@reluctantni...

Journalist: 26-yr-old ‘wants to come to Leeds’, personal terms wouldn’t be a problem

Leeds United remain keen on signing Rodrigo De Paul from Udinese. According to David Anderson, the Premier League club are now playing a waiting game for the player. They are not prepared to pay the £35.7m asking price for the player. Leeds are refusing to pay Udinese’s asking price of 40million euros or £35.7m for Rodrigo De Paul. Leeds are playing the waiting game because they know De Paul wants to come to Leeds and that personal terms would not be a problem. #lufc — David Anderson (@MirrorAnderson) September 17, 2020 It will be interesting to see if Udinese are willing to lower their valuation of the Argentine in the coming weeks. Anderson claims that De Paul wants to join Leeds United this summer and personal terms would not be a problem. Bielsa needs to add some quality and depth...

Report: Leeds preparing offer for £37m-rated target, player keen on PL move

Leeds United have been linked with a move for the Udinese midfielder Rodrigo De Paul this summer. The newly-promoted Premier League club have failed to agree on a permanent transfer for the 26-year-old midfielder but they’re not ready to give up on the chase just yet. According to Football Insider, Leeds could look to sign the Argentine midfielder on an initial loan deal with a view to a permanent move next year. Apparently the Italian club want £37 million for Rodrigo De Paul and it will be interesting to see if Leeds United can bring him to the club before the transfer window closes next month. There is no doubt that they need to add more creativity to their midfield and the Argentine would be the ideal addition. Leeds were very impressive in the opening game of the season against Liverp...

‘£20m on a spare CB’ – Phil Hay provides update on Leeds’ defensive transfer plans

Leeds United kicked off life back in the English top-flight with a 4-3 loss to Liverpool at Anfield, and head coach Marcelo Bielsa wouldn’t have been delighted with his side’s defensive performance. Summer arrival Robin Koch put in a great shift despite mistakenly gifting the hosts a penalty, and it’s safe to say that Ben White wasn’t greatly missed. Leeds are still looking to sign another centre-back and have been linked with Manchester United’s Axel Tuanzebe and Dinamo Zagreb centre-back Josko Gvardiol. The latter appears closer to a move to Elland Road, but nothing has been heard about the deal of recent. According to The Athletic’s Phil Hay, Leeds are still very much keen on the 18-year-old and talking about him, but they have reservations about spending £20 million on a squad player. ...

Report: Leeds agree personal terms with 26y/o, Radrizzani planning to complete move

According to Italian journalist Nicolo Schira, Leeds United have agreed personal terms with Udinese midfielder Rodrigo De Paul, with the Argentine ready to put pen to paper on a four-year deal. #Leeds have agreed personal terms with Rodrigo #DePaul for a contract until 2024 (€3M/year). The argentinian midfielder is still #Bielsa’s first choice. #Radrizzani is working to reach an agreement with #Udinese (ask €35-40M). #LUFC have offered €28M + add-ons. #transfers — Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) September 14, 2020 The Italian club want around £37 million for his signature, but the Whites have only offered £26 million (plus add-ons) at the moment. Leeds owner and chairman Andrea Radrizzani is looking to seal an agreement with Udinese, with De Paul firmly in the plans of head coach Marcelo Biels...

‘Impossible to complete’ – David Ornstein delivers heartbreaking Leeds transfer update

Leeds United want Udinese midfielder Rodrigo de Paul, and the Argentine also desires to move to Elland Road this summer after dropping a huge hint last night. However, it remains to be seen if the Whites will be able to get the deal done. According to The Athletic’s David Ornstein, Leeds view a deal for the former Valencia man impossible to complete given the asking price of the Italian outfit, and that update will definitely break the hearts of the fans after the midfielder’s now-deleted tweet from last night. “Leeds have been heavily linked with Udinese attacking midfielder Rodrigo de Paul and their interest is genuine. But my information is that as things stand this proposed deal is viewed by the Premier League club as being impossible to complete because of the asking price placed on t...

Peter Crouch says Leeds are badly missing something that’d have given them a lift

Leeds United announced their return to the English Premier League with an exhilarating performance against Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday. Marcelo Bielsa’s side were handed a 4-3 defeat, with a late penalty from Mohamed Salah separating both sides after the visitors had equalized thrice. Liverpool also opened the scoring from the spot and Leeds would have fancied their chances of winning were it not for the two spot-kicks. They host fellow newly-promoted side Fulham at Elland Road on Saturday, and the fans would have loved to be available for their first top-flight home game since 2004. It remains to be seen if they will be allowed back into the stadiums this season, but former Stoke City striker Peter Crouch believes that Leeds are the Premier League side that will most miss having fans...

Rodrigo de Paul sends some Leeds fans into meltdown after dropping transfer hint

Udinese midfielder Rodrigo de Paul has sent Leeds United fans into a meltdown after hinting that he would love to move to Elland Road this summer. Whites head coach Marcelo Bielsa reportedly has the Argentine on top of his list for a midfielder this summer, and Leeds fanzine The Square Ball claimed he is keen on the move but that it rests with both clubs. De Paul replied to their claim with a ‘Yes’ on Twitter (which he quickly deleted), and the club supporters are more than confident that he wants to join the Whites this summer. Yes 🤞🏽 — Rodrigo de Paul (@rodridepaul) September 14, 2020 Rodrigo de Paul is ready to move to Leeds United… and just confirmed the news. It’s up to the two clubs. Negotiations ongoing but Udinese want €40m. ⚪️🇦🇷 #LUFC ...

Ben Parker’s 2-word reaction to news coming out of Leeds United today

Ben Parker has taken to Twitter to give his reaction to Leeds United appointing Mark Jackson as their new Under-23 head coach. As announced on Leeds’s official Twitter page at 3:30pm today, the Premier League club have appointed Jackson as the successor to Carlos Corberan. Corberan was the Leeds Under-23 boss last season, but earlier this summer, he left his role at Elland Road and became the new head coach of Huddersfield Town. Jackson has been in charge of the Whites’ Under-18 team, and he has now been promoted to the Under-23 side. Former Leeds left-back Parker believes that it is great news that Jackson is now the the club’s Under-23 side. Brilliant stuff @jacko55555 https://t.co/5QrTFh9bG5 — Ben Parker (@ben_parker19) September 14, 2020 Premier League action Meanwhile, the senior Leed...