Could Brownhill and Lang be on their way to Leeds?
19 Aug 2021 07:59 am, by Ellandback1
Good Morning. It's Thursday 19th August, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...
Could Noa Lang be on his way to Leeds?
A move for the Dutch winger has been long rumoured this summer with Italian football journalist Fabrizio Romano reporting that Leeds United are still working on deal last month. Lang spent last season on loan at Belgian side Club Brugge from Dutch champions Ajax, an obligation to buy made the move permanent on 1st July for a fee around £5.2 million, but with his value now said to be in the region of £20 million, Brugge may look to cash in with several clubs across interested in the young winger.
Sparking the flames yet again, Brugge have now agreed a deal to bring in Mohamed Daramy from FC Copenhagen. Both players are versatile wingers, could Brugge’s move for Daramy be an indication the expect Lang to be on his way out? Pascal Struijk and Crysencio Summerville have also just started following Noa Lang on Instagram. Is this just due to the Dutch connection or could they know more regarding an impending transfer? In these modern social media times, Instagram likes often set tongues wagging about potential transfers, but is there anything in it?
Brownhill on Leeds radar
Midfielder Josh Brownhill is the latest name to be linked with a move to Elland Road. Applying his trade at nearby Turf Moor, the 25 year old Warrington lad has attracted a mixed reaction from the Leeds faithful on social media. He joined the Clarets from Bristol City in last year's January transfer window for a fee of £7m. He was instrumental in helping them stay above the drop zone last term representing them on 44 occasions. A fee of £15m is believed to be what Sean Dyche is looking for.
Kalvin Philips and Jack Harrison have also been liking Josh Brownhill's Instagram posts. Yet again social media tipping off fans to a potential transfer. Would you like to see Josh Brownhill in a Leeds shirt?
Breaking news from Ibrox may force Kent's exit
According to 'The Athletic, reports are circulating that the money worries at Ibrox may be more serious than first thought, following their humiliating loss to Malmo in the Champions League qualifying third round. This has once again ignited Leeds interest in winger / forward Ryan Kent. Steven Gerrard's team have found themselves in a position that they need to fill a £17m void, and with time ticking away, the debt is increasing. Leeds have already had bids of £10m and £12m rejected by the Scottish Champions, but all may not be lost! The Athletic have also disclosed that Kent has a release clause of £20m. Whether or not this is affordable to the Whites in the present situation is another matter!
Final preparations are underway to bring Leo Hjelde and Lewis O'Brien to Elland Road which will set Radrizzani back, the best part of £10m. This brings their Summer signings to 40m, and let's remember we may still have to fork out 20m for Jean Kevin Augustin.
Many Leeds fans have expressed their concern that Leeds no not have any game changers on the bench. Bielsa's substitutions tend to be predictable and robotic starting with Costa and Roberts. This not only uninspiring, but highly unlikely to change the dynamics of the game! Is it time to unleash some of the U23's? I'm surprised he didn't do so on Saturday at Old Trafford when there was nothing to play for! How are the starlets for tomorrow going to get better if they are not given an opportunity to shine on the biggest stage?
Who would you like to see on the bench? What changes would you make to Saturday's line up?