Leeds go head to head with Juve to land City ace
07 Jan 2021 09:17 am, by Ellandback1
Good Morning. It's Thursday 7th January, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...
Leeds linked with Manchester City youngster
Leeds are prepared to go head to head with Juventus to bring Manchester City academy ace Luke Mbete to Elland Road. The 17 year old has been instrumental in keeping 9 clean sheets from ten appearances in the Premier League 2 league and was recently rewarded by a place on the bench in City's win over Chelsea last weekend. Mbete joined the City acedemy as an U12, and has never looked back. Pep Guardiola is a big fan of the former South London youth.
Bamford in contract talks
The Leeds hierachy are in talks with Patrick Bamford and his agent about extending his Elland Road contract.
The 27 year old has his the ground running this term, notching up 10 goals and two assists from 17 appearances. With only 18 months left on his contract, Leeds may be concerned that vultures will be circling to try and pick up a bargain. Whilst he continuous to miss more opportunities than he puts away, Bamford has scored as many goals as Harry Kane so far this season making the former Chelsea and Boro fronnt man a hot prospect.
Bamford has 18 months left on his contract, and currently takes home £35k a week. What package would you offer him? If a club were to offer £20m for Bamford in the Summer, would you take it?
Tyler Roberts interest heats up.
A number of Championship clubs including Derby County, Preston, Sheffield Wednesday, Cardiff City and Bournemouth are set to fight it out for out of favour striker Tyler Roberts. He has 59 appearances to his name, mainly from the substitutes bench, and has netted 7 times. Leeds signed the 21 year old from West Brom for £2.5m two years ago. For someone so young, Roberts has a lot of potential, and is already a first team player for Wales! Would you sell him to the highest bidder, or extend his contract and send him out on loan?