Leeds make formal approach for 30m striker

27 Jul 2020 07:38 am, by Ellandback1


Good Morning. It's Monday 27th July, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...


Leeds bid on highly rated Canadian ace

Gent President Ivan De Witte has claimed that Leeds have made a formal offer for their highly rated forward Jonathan David. The Canadian International netted 23 times in all competitions last season, gaining interest from many clubs around Europe. French outfit Lille have also made a formal approach for the 20yo believed to be 23m plus bonuses; however De Witte boasts the Whites have made a more attractive offer to him.

Leeds could also face competition from Liverpool, Everton, Tottenham and Newcastle but it would appear that Leeds are firmly in the race for David, if De Witte’s comments are accurate. Marcelo Bielsa currently has Patrick Bamford to call on as his first-choice striker. But the former Chelsea man is largely unproven at Premier League level, so reinforcements are expected. Edinson Cavani has also been linked to a move to West Yorkshire. The Uruguayan International hs been capped 116 times by his Country, netting 50. However, at 33, its likely that Bielsa will seek a long term replacement to lead the front line.





Corberan eyes young Leeds talent

No sooner has new Huddersfield Manager Carlos Corberan got his feet under the table at the John Smiths Stadium, then he's been back in touch asking about the availability of some of Leeds young talent. The 38 year old decided that the time was right for him to take up a first team post, and left Elland Road last week with their best wishes, with Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani stating that the Spaniard 'deserved his chance'.

With Huddersfield desperate to strengthen their squad, the new 'Terrier' has asked about the availability of midfielder Robbie Gotts and goalkeeper Kamil Miazek, both on loan!





Shockwaves sent through Elland Road as Bielsa linked to Barca hot seat

Shockwaves were sent through Elland Road over the weekend after the Sun claimed that Lionel Messi had urged Barcelona to make Bielsa their new Manager. Even though the article was taken down the following day, thousands of Leeds fans took to social media to express their concern. Leeds Utd journalist Phil Hay was quick to rubbish the Camp Nou link before posting the following update...

Checked at Bielsa’s end earlier. Nothing signed yet but they’re very confident it will get done.

Bielsa was spotted at Goodison Park yesterday watching newly relegated Bournemouth beat the Toffee's.





Radrizzani - We will look after Berardi

Leeds Chairman Andrea Radrizzani Radrizzani was quick to pay tribute to Gaetano Berardi at the club's end-of-season awards ceremony last Thursday evening and promised to stand by him following his horrific injury. Berardi tore his ACL on the last game of the season against Charlton at Elland Road. The Swiss worst fears were confirmed when he was ruled out for nine months. Radrizzani was quoted as follows...

As you know, Gaetano has been here for six years," the Italian said at the Elland Road bash. "Last week he got a bad injury so we don't know what's going on his in life, but we've prepared something to remind him he's Leeds, he's one of us whatever decision he will take. "He knows he can count on me and I think you as well. Gaetano, thank you for your commitment. "When Berardi plays we don't concede goals and we win games.



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rrfierce wrote on 27 Jul 2020 07:50 pm

mothbanquet wrote on 27 Jul 2020 04:04 pm

Good to hear about Berardi. I'd have understood if the club were pragmatic about the situation but I'm very glad they're doing right by him.

If Bielsa wants this David lad, he's good enough for me. It's important to remember it's not just about his recent performances, it's what Bielsa will turn him into.

1964white wrote on 27 Jul 2020 03:45 pm

Chilli D wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:42 pm
So now we're getting all the "I told you so's" because Brentford didn't get automatic promotion.
They missed out on the last day after losing against a Barnsley team who were fighting for their lives (as we found out a week earlier), had the joint best goal difference and second best goals against.
All of a sudden this makes them a poor (or overrated) side?
And others on here saying what a waste of money Benrahma is, despite him scoring many crucial goals for them and making the various versions of championship team of the season.
Whether they get past Swansea remains be seen but the league table doesn't lie, they were the third best team in the division.
Exactly Chilli, a small club whose achievements have been nothing short of remarkable just as Bournemouth managed a few years ago.

Benrahma is a clever player, reminds me of Pablo when he's on the ball. A midfielder who has as many goals as our very own No.9

weasel wrote on 27 Jul 2020 02:54 pm

Chilli D wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:42 pm
So now we're getting all the "I told you so's" because Brentford didn't get automatic promotion.
They missed out on the last day after losing against a Barnsley team who were fighting for their lives (as we found out a week earlier), had the joint best goal difference and second best goals against.
All of a sudden this makes them a poor (or overrated) side?
And others on here saying what a waste of money Benrahma is, despite him scoring many crucial goals for them and making the various versions of championship team of the season.
Whether they get past Swansea remains be seen but the league table doesn't lie, they were the third best team in the division.
I think you really answered the point I made about them being good when things were going well - your point about them losing to a Barnsley side fighting for their lives. Barnsley wanted it more and didn't simply roll over in awe. Think back to the stick Leeds got a year ago for losing to teams like Wigan who were fighting for their lives.

Irish Ian wrote on 27 Jul 2020 01:43 pm

I like Brentford.

They knew they could never compete with their London rivals on the recruitment front so they took a different approach. Invested big on the scouting and making money on the TM. Not many clubs have been able to do that at the same time as build a new ground. They are savvy enough to share their new ground with London Irish Rugby Club. In the future more clubs may have to pursue this option to manage costs

A top six club with revenue streams of a First Division club.


Also they have a long term plan and this season came within a whisker of achieving it. Promotion to the PL to coincide with their move into their new home.

The fact that they were able to procure the services of Jansson has nothing to do with my viewpoint either.

They know if it doesn't happen for them this year they can regroup and try again.

Plus their football is quite easy on the eye.