Leeds chasing Marseille £10m forward

05 Aug 2022 07:08 am, by Ellandback1


Good Morning. It's Friday 5th August, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...


Leeds chasing £10m rated Marseille forward

Leeds are among a host of top flight clubs interested in Marseille forward Bamba Dieng according to recent media reports. The versatile 22 year old forward has tremendous close ball control, and pace to burn. During his breakthrough season last year, he netted seven times in 30 appearances, and has become a first team regular for the Senegal International team.

It was rumoured that Dieng turned down moves to West Ham and Newcastle in January, but since the arrival of new head coach Igor Tudor a month ago, his opportunities during pre-season have been limited. Newcastle United, Everton, Wolves, Crystal Palace and West Ham are among his admirers.





Forest open negotiations with Leeds target

Nottingham Forest have reportedly opened negotiations with Leeds target Che Adams. The South Coast striker has fallen down the pecking order since the recent arrival of Sekou Mara from Bordeaux (for £11m).
The Scotsman scored 8 goals in 33 Premier League appearances last season for Southampton, and was second top goalscorer behind James Ward Prowse.

Whilst Adams' work rate is impressive, his goal tally since arriving from Birmingham City in 2019 lacks consistency. Leeds attempted to sign the 26 year old during the 2020 January transfer window, but Hasenhüttl refused to play ball. Leeds ended up signing Jean Kevin Augustin instead!





Footballers will no longer be taking the knee before every game

The Premier League have announced that players will no longer routinely take a knee before every kick-off. The announcement was made after a number of clubs expressed that the gesture no longer carried the same weight as it did two years ago, following the unlawful death of George Floyd. Instead, taking a knee will only take place during special events such as the Carabao Cup finals, Boxing Day games or the FA Cup. In a statement, the Premier League said...

Ahead of the new season, Premier League club captains have reaffirmed their commitment to fighting racism and all forms of discrimination. The players have decided to use specific moments during the upcoming campaign to take the knee, to amplify the message that racism has no place in football or society.

The Premier League supports the players' decision and, alongside the clubs, will use these opportunities to elevate anti-racism messaging as part of the League's No Room for Racism Action Plan. We remain resolutely committed to eradicate racial prejudice, and to bring about an inclusive society with respect and equal opportunities for all.



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Carrick Dave wrote on 05 Aug 2022 09:08 pm

Cjay wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:02 pm Would be a cheaper option I suppose.

Doesn't really compare to De Ketelaere or Terrier though imo.
That's the point - he doesn't.

Cjay wrote on 05 Aug 2022 08:02 pm

Carrick Dave wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 6:35 pm Dieng is an attacking player.
Would be a cheaper option I suppose.

Doesn't really compare to De Ketelaere or Terrier though imo.

andrewjohnsmith wrote on 05 Aug 2022 07:09 pm

Just because we missed out on De Kettle doesn't mean we should be panicking to sign someone that's not up to standard. I don't think Che Adams is the answer and don't know much about Bambi Dieng. Kalimuendo seems a good prospect, but Phil Hay was saying yesterday there's got to be good reason why they haven't pushed harder.

I just don't want to see a panic buy that lands us the the next JKA. The idea of "just sign someone" doesn't work.

Irish Ian wrote on 05 Aug 2022 06:49 pm

Carrick Dave wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 6:37 pm Can I just say that the universal pundit conclusion that Leeds are for the drop this year is very encouraging, given that most of them don't know their @rse from their elbow.
Chirp of the day :clap:

Carrick Dave wrote on 05 Aug 2022 06:37 pm

Can I just say that the universal pundit conclusion that Leeds are for the drop this year is very encouraging, given that most of them don't know their @rse from their elbow.