USA International striker linked with loan move to Elland Road
26 Aug 2021 07:35 am, by Ellandback1
Good Morning. It's Thursday 26th August, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...
USA International striker on loan?
American International striker Daryl Dike has been strongly linked with a move to Elland Road over the last couple of day. The Orlando City centre forward enjoyed a successful spell at Barnsley last term under the guidance of former Manager Valérien Ismaël. Since taking the reigns at the Hawthorns, speculations continues to grow suggesting a move to the West Midlands is on the card. Dike, 21, stands 6ft 2' and has a muscular frame. He broke into the USA national squad during his impressive time with the Tykes. Multiple reports suggest Leeds want Tyke on loan with a view to a 14m transfer next season if successful!
Brownhill speculation grows as bookies slash odds
Despite Leeds playing down the likelihood of any further signings, Burnley midfielder Josh Brownhill continues to be linked with a move to West Yorkshire. The Warrington born lad came through the ranks at Preston before enjoying a four year stint with Bristol City. He joined Sean Dyche's team for 9m during the 2020 January transfer window, and has made 45 appearances for them.
Leeds are keen to add backup to their central midfield in case of injury or fatigue to Klich and Dallas! Sky Bet, normally a reliable source on transfers have slashed their odds to just 7/4 on Brownhill becoming a Leeds player this Summer.
Ryan Kent has endured a torrid start to the new season with Rangers. Whilst all players go through a slump, the Scottish Champions still need to raise funds following their exit in Europe's elite competition. If Kent were available, I'm sure Leeds would still find the cash to buy him. Other odds include;
Ryan Kent - 4/1
Daniel James - 8/1
Divock Origi - 12/1
Mikel Damsgaard - 12/1
Sander Berge - 16/1
Are we looking at a six pointer on Sunday
Its fair to say Leeds have had an inconsistent start to the season, shipping seven goals in two games. The fight they showed at Elland Road last weekend demonstrated that the Whites will be no pushovers this term, though many are concerned that this term will be a lot more difficult than last!
Sunday's opponents Burnley finished just above the drop zone in 17th place last season and are tipped not to do any better this term. Whilst three points would be a welcome relief for all, would a loss to Sean Dyche's team place the Whites in an early relegation scrap or is it too early to tell? Would you say Sunday's match is a six pointer?