Leeds lining up £15m to bring Foyth to Elland Road

29 Jul 2020 07:55 am, by Ellandback1


Good Morning. It's Wednesday 29th July, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...


Leeds lining up £15m to bring Foyth to Elland Road

The Sun are reporting that Leeds are lining up a £15m offer to bring Spurs centre back Juan Foyth to Elland Road. The 22 year old Argentinian was signed by the North London Club in the Summer of 2017 for a fee of 8£m from South American outfit Estudiantes. Foyth has fallen out of favour with new Tottenham Manager Jose Mourinho , having not featured for the first team since late December last year. Foyth has made 32 appearances for Spurs in all competitions, netting once. Boca Juniors are also interested in signing him, but he insisted last month that he did not want to return to Argentina.





Top football agent believes the future is bright for the Whites

Super agent Kia Joorabchian has been talking to TalkSport about Leeds Utd, and their return to the big time after 16 years of exile. The 49 year old businessman believes the Whites future is bright under the leadership of Andrea Radrizzani and Marcelo Bielsa. Joorabchian discussed the possibility of bringing Uragian International Edinson Cavani to West Yorkshire following his release from Paris Saint-Germain.

In addition to his quality, Cavani could contribute with his physicality and adapt here, but I've never talked about him with the coach. Having said that, we've certainly thought about him and we'll see, given he's still available on a free transfer."

The Leeds owner has very good links in Italy and with a couple of the guys that work closely with Cavani. If anyone was to pull something like that off, they could. Bielsa is so highly regarded, he was one of the teachers of Tevez. For many, many years I followed him and Leeds fans have a lot to look forward to with those guys at the helm.

We are all aware of the tight bond Radrizzani and Nasser Al Khelaifi have. You have to wonder whether Leeds will benefit from their relationship now the Whites are back in the Premiership?





Leeds Utd's first ever Punjabi song hits the top 10

Leeds Utd have their fair share of talented musician fans such as James, Stereophonics, Kaiser Chiefs, Pigeon Detectives and the Manics (to name a few); but none of them have actually (co) written and released a single like this before! Talented Bhangra musician Jinder Jade from Solihull, West Midlands has been a Leeds fan since the tender age of Nine, and still remembers watching his boyhood hero Gordon Strachan assist Wilko's team top the league over 30 years ago.

Whilst the UK was in lockdown, 40 year old Jinder, along with Punjabi lyricist Sukhchain Singh Gill, wrote the first ever Leeds United Punjabi song called 'Marching on Together Fans Gonde Boliyan' which translates to 'Marching on Together, The Fans Sing Songs.' It is believed to be the clubs first ever Punjabi song!

The song has has received an incredible reaction with Leeds fans around the World since it was released into the charts just over a week ago upon promotion. The single has entered the World iTune Charts at number 10, and its climbing! Jinder has been a singer for around 20 years and has performed concerts across the globe in a Bhangra duet with his wife Seetal. The single can be downloaded for 79p at;

https://music.apple.com/gb/album/marchi ... 1524871759



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andrewjohnsmith wrote on 30 Jul 2020 01:07 pm

CHAPELALLMAN wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:56 am
Bamford's record in the PL is 1 goal in 27 games. Even in a title winning championship side which created a huge number of chances he only managed 16 goals, and this despite playing nearly every game. Are we willing to stake PL survival on those kind of stats ? On the other hand, he does know the system, and he does help the system to some extent, so he has a role to play, but probably not a leading role. We definitely need another striker. Anyway, what would happen if Bamford picked up a long term injury ?
We have holes at DC and LB, so I see money going there first. We need a Pablo back up, that would be priority #3. Bielsa doesn't like too many new faces, so I'd rather spend my money in other areas first. I could live with Bamford for another year. But I wouldn't complain if we signed Cavani either.

CHAPELALLMAN wrote on 30 Jul 2020 10:56 am

andrewjohnsmith wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:35 pm
I'm OK with Foyth. Could be a good Bielsa project. 15m? Why, when Spurs only paid 8m and haven't exactly advanced him beyond improving his English. That's part of the reason we should be looking overseas first. Why can't we sign a younger Foyth from Argentina for 8m, just like Spurs did? Doesnt that make extra sense for players like Almada and Quarta?

Cavani - yes or no - if we sign him, I'm sure he'll be a big deal for us. I'd rather we signed a youngster that we could pay less money, develop, and sell at a profit. But, if we had Cavani, that would be exciting

I keep hearing about Bamford. Don't forget one thing. Bielsa likes familiarity. He likes consistency over wholesale changes. I can only see him signing 3 or 4 first team players, with a couple of those starting on the bench behind the incumbents. We know DC, LB, AMC are priorities, so I'd be surprised if big signings happened beyond those.
Bamford's record in the PL is 1 goal in 27 games. Even in a title winning championship side which created a huge number of chances he only managed 16 goals, and this despite playing nearly every game. Are we willing to stake PL survival on those kind of stats ? On the other hand, he does know the system, and he does help the system to some extent, so he has a role to play, but probably not a leading role. We definitely need another striker. Anyway, what would happen if Bamford picked up a long term injury ?

Byebyegeegee wrote on 30 Jul 2020 09:51 am

danhirons wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:43 am
Are you really suggesting our first eleven is better than or on a pad with spurs?

He's a young player... No shame in not getting in a spurs side having vertonghen and alderweireld as centre backs, as well as Sanchez. White wasn't getting in the Brighton team...

Not saying he'd be a good buy but you can't rule him out just because he can't get in the spurs first team
No I’m not suggesting that we are better than Spurs at the moment but that is what we should be aiming to be, no point in going up to the Premiership to be perennial strugglers. If way are going to be paying well over the odds for players that other teams seem desperate to get rid of then that, to me, is a recipe for disaster! We have to be more savvy than that.

faaip wrote on 29 Jul 2020 02:47 pm

Bamford stays for me, bench warmer, nuisance footballer if needed. The one thing he can do well is wind up the opposition..We'd need 8-10 M to replace as he's system familiar.

Chilli D wrote on 29 Jul 2020 02:42 pm

Ellandback1 wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:56 am
Cavani's hit rate is second to none. 138 goals in 200 appearances for PSG.

Don't know anyone with a hit rate like that.

At 33, will he be able to do the running that Bielsa demands?
In answer to your question EB - I very much doubt it.