As Seagulls swoop for another centre back, Leeds monitor situation

14 Aug 2020 07:38 am, by Ellandback1

Good Morning. It's Friday 14th August, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...

Seagulls swoop for another centre back

Dutch media are reporting that Brighton have agreed a deal to sign NAC Breda defender Jan Paul van Hecke. This would be the second centre back the Seagulls have snapped up in recent weeks. Highly rated Joel Veltman signed from Ajax for £900,000 a fortnight ago. Van Hecke, 20, will sign for the seaside town for a fee of around €2m.

Brighton Manager Graham Potter already has Lewis Dunk, Adam Webster, Shane Duffy, Dan Burn, Matt Clarke, Veltman and Ben White at his disposal for next season. Could this signing indicate that they are ready to offload Ben White?

Does anybody else find it a bit disturbing that Leeds are mainly being linked to players worth between £10-20m, whilst teams like Brighton have a far cheaper shopping list? If Brighton were to say, White is yours for another £5m (£35m), would you accept?

Celtic want Douglas

Scottish Champions Celtic want to bring Leeds left back Barry Douglas to Celtic Park. The 30 year old has disappointed many having not been able to replicate the same form he did for Wolves three seasons ago. The former Scottish International signed for the Whites in the Summer of 2018 for 3m. He has one year left on his contract.

Leeds monitoring free agent

According to the YEP, Leeds are interested in former Bournemouth winger Ryan Frazer. The 26 year old walked away from the South Coast Club after his contract came to an end in the Summer. As a free agent, Frazer is looking to cash in. He is looking for £100,000 a week. Whilst that would smash Leeds wage structure, do Leeds actually need another winger?

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Richard wrote on 15 Aug 2020 05:42 am

My concern is no new first team players have been brought in before the players reported back for training. We know how Bielsa likes to bed them in.

HarryofOz wrote on 14 Aug 2020 11:03 pm

Chilli D wrote: Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:52 am Which is why I hate pre season so much.
I made the decision when the season ended to only comment on players we have actually signed or those, in my opinion, we should try to sign.
Most of the stories going around will turn out to be absolute nonsense put out there by lazy journalists or agents.
The only difference this year from previous years is the players we are "linked" with are more expensive.

Barry Douglas looked much better after lockdown when he played and should stay and compete for the LB spot with Stuart Dallas.
Yep, good thinking. My memory may be faulty and ˆI know there are rumours in every transfer window, but I'm sure there are more this time round. Two or three new players every day.

HarryofOz wrote on 14 Aug 2020 11:01 pm

1964white wrote: Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:57 am We'll sign players we're not linked with Harry :lol:
:) Almost certainly

Fridge wrote on 14 Aug 2020 02:23 pm

Ben White is looking to be too expensive for me, even if Brighton decide they will sell.

Celtic can have Douglas for me. Decent player but we have a few options at LB already.

Fraser’s wages are expensive but could be justified as he would be coming in on a free. I question his attitude though as he refused a short-term contract extension at Bournemouth for selfish reasons. Good player though, could be great for us if at his best.

lufc1304 wrote on 14 Aug 2020 01:55 pm

If Celtic want to buy an injured and inconsistent Douglas, then let them have at it.

Also sick of the whole Ben White saga. £20m tops; any more and we should walk away, Brighton are taking us for mugs.

No thanks on Frazer at that wage.