Klich, FFP, Phillips and Captain Cooper
15 Jul 2019 06:56 am, by Ellandback1
Good Morning Everyone, here is Monday 15th July's #LUFC Breakfast Debate.
Could Klich be joining Bailey Peacock Farrell at Turf Moor?
According to The Sun, Burnley are planning a double swoop for BPF and Mateusz Klich. We heard about the interest in the young Northern Ireland goalkeeper last week; however it is believed the the Clarets are in need of a goal scoring midfielder! Although Klich only has a year left on his three year contract, Leeds have an option to extend the deal by a further 12 months. The Polish international played 50 games last season, scoring 10 goals and nine assists.
Is Klich instrumental to Bielsa's plans? If you were to sell the 29 year old, what fee would you ask for?
Wendies exploit FFP loophole
Sheffield Wednesday have sold Hillsborough Stadium to a third party controlled by their owner Dejphon Chansiri in order to avoid FFP! They become the third club to do so, Villa and Derby being the other two. According to their accounts, the sale of their ground for circa 60m produced a profit of £38.1million. Without the sale, Wednesday would have reported a £35.5m loss, placing them in big trouble with the Football League.
What would have happened if Leeds had shown such a blatant disregard towards FFP? Have these three teams broken any rules?
If not, neither had Leeds regarding Spygate. It didn't stop the football authorities from throwing the book at them!
Phillips contract talks update
Tottenham are hovering above LS11 in the hope that talks break down between Kalvin Phillips and senior officials regarding a contract extension. The Leeds starlet's contract is due to end next Summer, and the club is keen to extend that deal as far as they can. Although Leeds have slapped a 30m price tag on the 23 year old, Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy believes he'll have leverage if talks collapse. A rumour around Elland Road is that Phillip is agreeable to a new two year deal which he can break if Leeds do not get promoted next season. Thoughts?
Is Cooper the right man to wear the Captains armband?
Its fair to say that Cooper has his best season last term, but during the second half of the season when the squad needed to stand up and be counted, many fans believe Leeds bottled it! Whilst this cannot be solely blamed on the Captain, we all though that there is always a mistake in Cooper which the social media boo boys will exploit.
If Cooper strong both as a player and a Captain to guide us to the Premiership?