Leeds find alternative to De Paul

08 Apr 2021 07:37 am, by Ellandback1


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Leeds find alternative to De Paul

With the likes of Liverpool, Inter Milan and Juventus all being heavily linked with Udinese’s prize asset Rodrigo De Paul, Leeds may have found the perfect replacement. If media reports are correct, the Argentine came close to signing for the Whites last Summer. Unfortunately, Leeds could not justify his price tag of 35m. With three heavyweight European clubs throwing their hats into the ring, his valuation will only go up.

Victor Orta would have noticed a recent article in the Mirror, that Spurs are about to offload seven players, one of which is Erik Lamela. The attacking midfielder only has twelve months of his contract left, hence the Tottenham hierarchy want to sell him before he leaves for nothing. Lamela, like De Paul is an attacking midfielder with natural flair and aggression. They are both from Argentina.





Double or quit for Bamford

Former Soccer player, now pundit Kevin Campbell has told Leeds they need to at least double his existing salary if they want to keep Patrick Bamford at Elland Road. Bamford, approaching his final twelve months of his contract currently earns £40,000 a week, the same as Kiko Casilla. Phil Hay revealed back in February that talks were underway to secure a new contract for the 27 year old. Nobody can argue that if Bamford can keep his current form going, why Leeds wouldn't break the bank to keep him. Campbell said...

Let me tell you, if Leeds United do not double his money they will lose him. Bamford has been so productive for them this season, he’s been sensational really. “I can only see him getting double his current wages - minimum.

If a club came along and offered 40m for Bamford's services, would you accept?




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Lumiukko wrote on 09 Apr 2021 06:06 pm

Mountain wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:44 pm I think clubs would pay multiples of what Leeds paid.

The nagging doubt was that he might not score in the top flight. That's been fairly comprehensively buried. What were not in doubt is his phenomenal workrate and his excellent temperament and attitude - there is no risk he'd sign just for the payday or be falling out of nightclubs.

I kinda think the whole Leeds project hangs on a few players, Meslier, Philips, Bamford, Dallas, Ayling, Harrison, now Raphinha. There maybe better players out there, but they epitomise everything about the club, written off or underrated, developed by Bielsa, completely invested in the system and succeeding. I think the club should be prepared to pay them well, because the cost of replacing them with players who do as well could be enormous.
Some great points on Bamford and the Bielsa project. I know Harrison splits opinion but for me he is worth every part the roughly 10 million his option to buy would be. He also still has the potential to grow and improve and he fits the Bielsa requirements perfectly always putting a shift in. Aside from improving some players contracts this summer, I would hope we exercise our option to buy Harrison.

1964white wrote on 09 Apr 2021 06:36 am

Mountain wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:44 pm I think clubs would pay multiples of what Leeds paid.

The nagging doubt was that he might not score in the top flight. That's been fairly comprehensively buried. What were not in doubt is his phenomenal workrate and his excellent temperament and attitude - there is no risk he'd sign just for the payday or be falling out of nightclubs.

I kinda think the whole Leeds project hangs on a few players, Meslier, Philips, Bamford, Dallas, Ayling, Harrison, now Raphinha. There maybe better players out there, but they epitomise everything about the club, written off or underrated, developed by Bielsa, completely invested in the system and succeeding. I think the club should be prepared to pay them well, because the cost of replacing them with players who do as well could be enormous.
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1964white wrote on 09 Apr 2021 06:36 am

Mountain wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:44 pm I think clubs would pay multiples of what Leeds paid.

The nagging doubt was that he might not score in the top flight. That's been fairly comprehensively buried. What were not in doubt is his phenomenal workrate and his excellent temperament and attitude - there is no risk he'd sign just for the payday or be falling out of nightclubs.

I kinda think the whole Leeds project hangs on a few players, Meslier, Philips, Bamford, Dallas, Ayling, Harrison, now Raphinha. There maybe better players out there, but they epitomise everything about the club, written off or underrated, developed by Bielsa, completely invested in the system and succeeding. I think the club should be prepared to pay them well, because the cost of replacing them with players who do as well could be enormous.
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1964white wrote on 09 Apr 2021 06:35 am

Carrick Dave wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:20 pm Off-topic a bit, but I'm curious. I've seen us linked endlessly with Traore from Wolves for megabucks, but every time I watch him he's s***e. What am I missing? I'd pay Wolves to keep him.
You are missing nothing Davy, his goals/assists ratio is very poor....overrated

We've had enough duds from Wolves already, we don't want to be paying another player millions £££ to sit on the bench.

1964white wrote on 09 Apr 2021 06:30 am

Mountain wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:33 pm Why on earth would they sell one of the league's top scorers, a player who is happy and settled?

What would they do with £40 million? Buy 2 Jean Kevin Augustins?
God knows why :(