Leeds agree terms for Bayern star

28 Sep 2020 08:11 am, by Ellandback1


Good Morning. It's Monday 28th September, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...


Bamford to the rescue again

Leeds won the bragging rights as being the best team in Yorkshire, courtesy of an 88th minute header by rejuvenated Patrick Bamford. It looked like the war of the White Rose would end in stalemate having seen both Meslier and his counterpart Ramsdale pull off save after save. The 27 year old became the first player since Mick Jones in the 1968-69 season to score in Leeds first three opening matches in a top-flight season.

Bielsa's put faith in the same starting line up that had gained promotion from the Championship back in July; Koch being the exception, having only signed for Leeds earlier this month. The German International defender had a far more accomplished and solid performance; recording three clearances, six aerials won, one interception and a blocked shot. He and Cooper marshalled the defence well. It will be interesting to see where new signing Diego Llorente fits in.

The only disappointing performance came from Tyler Roberts. Are his days numbered at Elland Road or should he be sent out on loan? People tend to forget, the Welsh International is only 21, 18 months older than Ryan Edmonson!

After the Blades win, Leeds have risen to 6th in the Premiership (joint 4th without GD). Will the visit of Manchester City spoil their fairytale start to the season on Saturday?





Messrs Bielsa and Wilder discuss their post match thoughts


Leeds genius Marcelo Bielsa



Blades Manager Chris 'Sour Grapes' Wilder



Leeds agree terms for Bayern star

Sky Sports journalist Fabrizio Romano posted an update last night on twitter saying personal terms had been agreed between Leeds and French U20 International midfielder Michaël Cuisance. 21 year old Cuisance signed for the German Champions Bayern Munich from Borussia Mönchengladbach for just under £11m last summer, but obviously has found first team opportunities hard to come by.

It is believed that that Leeds have offered £18.2m for the versatile midfielder who can play central, defensive or attacking midfielder! This morning, Leeds Utd journalist Phil Hay posted an update on twitter saying the report was 'accurate' and that 'talks have taken place and all sides are open to the possibility of a deal'.





Hay - Dan James would be open to a move to Elland Road

Amid media reports stating Manchester Utd winger Daniel James wanting to stay at Old Trafford and fight for his place, Leeds journalist Phil Hay disclosed that the 22 year old would be open to a move to Elland Road.

'It's not a secret that Leeds are keen. There was no mention of his fitness yesterday but clearly he didn't make the 18 and our understanding is that he'd be open to a move to Leeds. He's had a hard time at Old Trafford and it's hard to say where exactly he fits under Solskjaer. One to watch'.

It's also been revealed that Brighton have joined the race for the Welsh International.




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faaip wrote on 28 Sep 2020 08:28 pm

SG90 wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:16 pm My main issue with Roberts, is he's had countless chances and done nothing to deserve keeping a starting spot. How many times has he been subbed off at HT after an anonymous performance? Yet the likes of Shackleton and Bogusz are never given a chance.
That's because Bielsa thinks Roberts is better and I do see promise everytime he plays and MB has put in a lot of time getting Roberts playing how he wants him too. I thought defensively Roberts has come on leaps and bounds and that my guess is Bielsa wants to wear teams down while playing a little cautiously first half. Roberts came off at HT, Rodrigo, the more attack minded AMF came on and we got the goal whereupon Rodrigo came off for the more defensive Alioski..

Rodrigo, Bogusz and Shackleton are answers to the question posed by someone earlier "Who else do we have to play there?"

Carrick Dave wrote on 28 Sep 2020 07:23 pm

SG90 wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:16 pm My main issue with Roberts, is he's had countless chances and done nothing to deserve keeping a starting spot. How many times has he been subbed off at HT after an anonymous performance? Yet the likes of Shackleton and Bogusz are never given a chance.
I agree. Judging from AJS’s report on the U23s earlier, Gelhardt and Greenwood will be coming up on the rails too.

SG90 wrote on 28 Sep 2020 07:16 pm

My main issue with Roberts, is he's had countless chances and done nothing to deserve keeping a starting spot. How many times has he been subbed off at HT after an anonymous performance? Yet the likes of Shackleton and Bogusz are never given a chance.

mothbanquet wrote on 28 Sep 2020 06:59 pm

andrewjohnsmith wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:02 pm It's interesting with Roberts. Bielsa obviously sees a lot in him. Puts a lot of faith in him but he rarely comes off. It's interesting how many times Bielsa has started him then subbed him at half time. That said, Bielsa likes him and there's definite potential of Roberts becoming a quality player.
Well, that's the crux of the issue at the end of the day. no matter my personal opinions of Roberts, Bielsa knows best.

Finnatic wrote on 28 Sep 2020 06:44 pm

I think Roberts is better coming on after an hour or so when other teams are more fatigued.
He’s had many chances from the start but never really takes his opportunity.