Leeds in the mix for Herrera, Cajuste and O’Brien
30 Jul 2021 06:48 am, by Ellandback1
Good Morning. It's Friday 30th July, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...
Leeds in race to land City ace
Various media outlets are linking Leeds will a move for Manchester City's midfielder Yangel Herrera. Though the Yorkshire Evening Post's Graham Smyth has denied that he is on their shortlist. The talented Venezuelan International has many admirers having impressed whilst on loan with La Liga outfit Granada. The 23 year old made 62 appearances, netting 5 times during his two year stay.
Herrera signed for the blue side of Manchester during the 2017 January transfer window, age just 17. Since then, he has spent almost all of his time on loan, enjoying successful stints at New York City, Huesca and finishing off with Granada. City value the defensive midfielder at 20m; rich pickings for someone who has never played for his own club before! Atletico Madrid and West Ham are also in hot pursuit. Let's hope Bielsa can use his persuasive powers!
Leeds United in the mix for Swedish international Jens Cajuste
Claus Steinlein, the chairman of Danish Superliga runners-up Midtjylland is preparing for the departure of young midfielder Jens Cajuste. The Swedish international has been linked with a number of Premier League clubs including Leeds and Newcastle as well as French team Rennes. Cajuste was not in the squad for either leg of Midtjylland’s win over Celtic, or their Superliga win over Aalborg in between adding to the rumours his departure is imminent.
The 21-year-old operates primarily in a central midfield role and area of the pitch Leeds are known to be looking to strengthen ahead of the 2021-2022 Premier League season. Cajuste is an all-action midfielder whose attributes look ready-made for Premier League football. Tough tackling, close control and accurate passing are seen as his main strengths. A fee somewhere in the region of £13-£15 million should be enough to secure a move from Midtjylland.
Leeds close in on Terriers talisman
Having missed out out on starlet Conor Gallagher, Leeds have immediately turned their attention to Huddersfield Town's prized asset Lewis O’Brien. The Colchester born midfielder rose through the ranks at the John Smith's Stadium to become not just a fans favourite but the first name on the team sheet.
The Terriers will want a substantial sum for the 22 year old; unfortunately for the, he only has twelve months left on his contract though they do have the option to extend his contract by a further twelve months. Talks between the local rivals are believed to be at the preliminary stage. Huddersfield fans have taken to social media to express their anger and dismay at potentially losing their talisman to their arch enemy!