Championship trio line up for Hernandez
08 Dec 2020 09:07 am, by Ellandback1
Good Morning. It's Tuesday 8th December, ad here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...
Hernandez' days at Elland Road could be numbered
Brentford, Huddersfield and Swansea City are waiting to pounce on out of favour Pablo Hernandez. The 35 year old fell out with Bielsa for over reacting following been subbed against Leicester City last month and has not played since. Since then, Hernandez has apparently been out injured! We have seen what happens when players challenge Bielsa. It rarely ends well for the player - just ask Pontus Jansson! Former player, now journalist Danny Mills believes the attacking midfielders days are numbered...
Time caught up with him a little bit last season. There were times when he was out injured for periods and when he came back in it was off the bench. “It happens to us all, unfortunately. As you enter the twilight of his career, injuries get harder to get over. The game isn’t slowing down in any way shape or form at the moment. The game is constantly getting quicker and quicker all the time. “That’s just how it is, you have to deal with that accordingly. As you get to that age it does get harder and harder in those situations.
Bielsa to revisit former target
South American media outlet El Intra Sports are reporting that Leeds have turned their attention back to Uruguayan Nahitan Nandez. The central midfielder is currently at Cagliari where his performances have earned the 24 year old many admirers. The former Boca Juniors star is currently thriving at Cagliari in Italy and has a £32.5 million release clause in his current deal. However, the report claims that the Serie A side could could in fact let Nandez go for a figure in the region of just €20 million (£18m). He joined from Boca Juniors August 2019 for just over £16m.
Do Leeds need a decent central midfielder? Should that be their top priority when the transfer window reopens?
Should we be worried about our defence?
Eleven games in, to our return to the big time, and Leeds have already conceded twenty goals in eleven games. Only fellow promotee's from last season, Fulham and West Brom have a slightly worse goals against ratio. Is it the way be play? Does it make us too vulnerable to the counter punch? Do we need somebody with years of experience between the posts? Should the blame be laid at our centre backs? Is Cooper good enough for the top flight? Is Koch hard enough to endure the physical side of the Premiership?
Will Llorente be the answer? He is a Spanish International, and our second highest transfer! With Aylings forward runs, does it leave Leeds vulnerable at the back? Is the answer a decent lleft back, instead of relying on Alioski and Dallas?