Phil Hay denies Cunha rumours
10 Aug 2021 07:54 am, by Ellandback1
Good Morning. Its Tuesday 10th August, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...
Phil Hay denies Cunha rumours
Leeds journalist Phil Hay has vehemently denied that Brazilian ace Matheus Cunha is on his way to Elland Road. The 22 year old was instrumental recently in guiding the South Americans to Olympic Gold, scoring the opening goal, and winning his side a penalty against Spain in the final. He currently applies his trade with Herta Berlin, joining from fellow Bundesliga outfit Leipzig last year for just under 12m. Should Messrs Orta and Bielsa wish to bring Cunha to Elland Road, the German outfit are demanding just over double what they paid for him!
Unfortunately for Leeds fans, the former Chief Football writer for the YEP took to Twitter to say...
They’ve been saying no to the Cunha rumours all summer
Do Leeds need a plan B up front? What if Bamford picked up a bad injury? Is Rodrigo the answer?
Tug of war for Sampdoria ace Omar Colley
Leeds are one of a number of clubs linked with Sampdoria's Omar Colley after it was revealed that the Italian outfit were willing to sell their Gambian International central defender for £8.5m, but they will have to compete against two other Premiership clubs. Brighton have already had a £5m offer turned down for the 28 year old whilst it is reported that West Ham are lining up a bid. Do Leeds need another central defender? They already have Cooper, Llorente, Koch and Struijk. Lets not forget about Cresswell. He may only be 18, but like Struijk is improving game by game.
Speaking on The Squareball Podcast, Leeds Chief Executive Angus Kinnear revealed it is likely that Leeds United's transfer business for the summer has completed with Marcelo Bielsa extremely happy with his options at centre back. The Colley rumours appear to be nothing more than agent talk, with Leeds United used by a number of agents this summer to hype interest in their player.
You look at positions and we were talking earlier about centre-half we're I think we're can choose any two of four centre-halves and go into any game feeling confident. That's where Marcelo believes we are at the moment and he doesn't want to destabilise the squad by bringing in players who aren't a significant improvement on what we've got at the moment.
TalkSPORT pundit tips Leeds for European success
Veteran football pundit and TalkSPORT host Jim White believes Leeds will continue to defy the critics, and has tipped them for a top seven finish, and securing a European slot for the following season. Leeds finished 9th last season on 59 points, ahead of Everton and Aston Villa. If they want to go a stage further, they will need to leapfrog the likes of Arsenal and Spurs, who achieved 8th and 7th place respectively, two and three points ahead of the Whites! According to White...
You see I’ve got a feeling about Leeds, I think they will surprise a lot of people. I’m not saying they will finish higher than Manchester United, but I think they will have a cracking season. A cracking season means Europe… it could lead to European football. There is excitement in that part of the world, Bielsa has brought them a lot and he’s got a lot more to bring.