Cuisance is set to undergo medical at Elland Road today

30 Sep 2020 07:26 am, by Ellandback1


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Cuisance is set to undergo medical at Elland Road today

Leeds and Bayern Munich have agreed on a fee of 20m for their highly-rated midfielder Michael Cuisance, but only with a buy-back clause inserted into the deal, giving the Germans the option of re-signing him in the future at a much higher price. Cuisance had reportedly grown tired of having a lack of game time with the German Champions and after a lengthy phone call from Bielsa himself, looks forward to being Leeds first natural attacking midfielder they have had since Saiz. The 21 year old is on his way to West Yorkshire to undergo a medical this afternoon and will be available for selection for the visit of Manchester City.





Leeds abandon hopes of landing James or Kent as third option is unveiled

Leeds have ditched their attempt to land Manchester United Winger Dan James, even if the Reds manage to capture their number 1 target Jadon Sancho, which would push the 22 year old down the pecking order further. The former Swansea player has told Solskjaer that he wants to stay and fight for his place. The baby faced assassin must think a lot of James as Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth has made it clear that they are desperate to offload players!

Leeds have also lost interest in Rangers Winger Ryan Kent. The Whites would have to part with 20m to activate his release clause. They believe they have uncovered a gem. Versatile Dutch Winger Gyrano Kerk has caught the eye of Cagliari, Verona and Celtic in recent times, having scored 11 goals last season.

The 24 year old has blistering pace, can operate on either wing or as a striker. He is seen as much better value for money player than Kent. Leeds have already opened communications with Dutch outfit FC Utrecht over an £8million fee. This proposed transfer seems to have silenced reports linking Teun Koopmeiners to a move to West Yorkshire.





Bielsa - Cooper is going nowhere

Marcelo Bielsa has also insisted Leeds captain Liam Cooper 'is a huge part of this club' following the arrival of Spain defender Diego Llorente. Llorente, 27, completed a reported £18million move from Real Sociedad this week, while another international centre-half, Germany's Robin Koch, joined Leeds last month from Freiburg for a fee of around £13m.

In principle I think he will play and Cooper is a huge part of this club,” “I’m referring to the patrimony between him and the institution. Institutions are bigger when they have patrimonies like this, when they have someone who behaves in an impeccable manner, as Cooper does.

It’s not that we plan to play with a back three more often and it’s not to increase competition, because Pascal played a very important game against Liverpool. Bielsa said of Llorente’s arrival. Koch is the only right-sided centre-back we have at the moment and if he got injured we would have had to get someone very young from the youth team or we would have had to move (Luke) Ayling or (Kalvin) Phillips out of position.

We don’t have Berardi and with Ben White having left, it was necessary to have two players to count on in this position.



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andrewjohnsmith wrote on 30 Sep 2020 10:39 pm

Ellandback1 wrote: Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:26 am
Bielsa - Cooper is going nowhere

Marcelo Bielsa has also insisted Leeds captain Liam Cooper 'is a huge part of this club' following the arrival of Spain defender Diego Llorente. Llorente, 27, completed a reported £18million move from Real Sociedad this week, while another international centre-half, Germany's Robin Koch, joined Leeds last month from Freiburg for a fee of around £13m.
Whoever suggested Cooper might be going somewhere knows nothing about Bielsa, Leeds, and the way we play. Cooper may be the least talented of the central defenders we have but he's also the most important. Bielsa's tactics are very dynamic and it takes an experienced man like Cooper to run things properly. He's an automatic pick regardless of who we sign.

faaip wrote on 30 Sep 2020 06:34 pm

Byebyegeegee wrote: Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:53 pm Right I’ve now counted them and there are 24:
Meslier
Casilla
Ayling
Cooper
Koch
Llorente
Davis
Douglas
Struik
Alioski
Dallas
Hernandez
Cuisance
Klich
Phillips
Shackleton
Gotts
McCalmont
Harrison
Costa
Poveda
Rodrigo
Bamford
Roberts

I think Davis, Gotts and McCalmont may go out on loan, if that’s possible, and Douglas may be sold if we get a decent offer, but that still leaves a squad of 20 + whoever else comes in (Dan James).
I have this

1 - Ilan Meslier
2 - Kiko Casilla
3 - Luke Ayling
4 - Diego Llorente
5 - Liam Cooper
6 - Robin Koch
7 -
8 - Stuart Dallas
9 - Barry Douglas
10 - Kalvin Phillips
11 - Pascal Struijk
12 - Matteuz Klich
13 - Adam Forshaw
14 - Pablo Hernandez
15 - Jamie Shackleton
16 - Helder Costa
17 - Jack Harrison
18 - Ian Poveda -
19 - Gianni Alioski
20 - Patrick Bamford
21 - Tyler Roberts
22 - Rodrigo Moreno Machado
23 - Crysensio Summervile
24 - Michael Cuisance
25 - Elia Caprile

Chilli D wrote on 30 Sep 2020 05:54 pm

Byebyegeegee wrote: Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:53 pm Right I’ve now counted them and there are 24:
Meslier
Casilla
Ayling
Cooper
Koch
Llorente
Davis
Douglas
Struik
Alioski
Dallas
Hernandez
Cuisance
Klich
Phillips
Shackleton
Gotts
McCalmont
Harrison
Costa
Poveda
Rodrigo
Bamford
Roberts

I think Davis, Gotts and McCalmont may go out on loan, if that’s possible, and Douglas may be sold if we get a decent offer, but that still leaves a squad of 20 + whoever else comes in (Dan James).
McCalmont has already gone out on loan.
Davis is the best LB cover for Dallas IMO.

Lumiukko wrote on 30 Sep 2020 05:36 pm

Very impressed by the incomings this transfer window. Orta has really stepped up to the plate seemingly (time will tell I suppose), but clearly his connections, and Bielsa's reputation are a different beast now we're on a global stage again. Also really appreciate the passion Orta has, and I wonder was he so animate and passionate in his former clubs, like he is at Leeds?

Love what Bielsa, Orta, and Radz have done for this club. What a great time to be a Leeds fan, so much optimism and excitement. There's no way we are relegation fodder this season.

As for further signings, I can only see any incoming signings if we move on some players on loan, and sell Douglas, Casillas. If Casillas goes, I see a GK coming in. Douglas goes, we may get cover at LB (though maybe Drameh can step up?). Would have loved to have seen RDP in a Leeds shirt but that ship has sailed now with Cuisance (who I am excited about).

Byebyegeegee wrote on 30 Sep 2020 03:53 pm

Byebyegeegee wrote: Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:44 am The Cuisance move seemed to go through very smoothly, I hope he settles in quickly and just as smoothly - Pablos are big boots to fill.

We seem to be building a biggish squad I haven’t counted them but I’m sure there are more than eighteen 1st teamers, I wonder if Bielsa has had a change of heart.
Right I’ve now counted them and there are 24:
Meslier
Casilla
Ayling
Cooper
Koch
Llorente
Davis
Douglas
Struik
Alioski
Dallas
Hernandez
Cuisance
Klich
Phillips
Shackleton
Gotts
McCalmont
Harrison
Costa
Poveda
Rodrigo
Bamford
Roberts

I think Davis, Gotts and McCalmont may go out on loan, if that’s possible, and Douglas may be sold if we get a decent offer, but that still leaves a squad of 20 + whoever else comes in (Dan James).