Whites weighing up Cunha bid

16 Nov 2022 09:07 am, by Ellandback1


Good Morning. It's Wednesday 16th November, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...


Whites weighing up Cunha bid

Leeds Utd are weighing up their options following reports that Matheus Cunha is surplus to requirements at Atletico Madrid, and could be available in January. As reported yesterday, the 23yo has slipped down the pecking order at the Metropolitano Stadium, and is yet to score in 17 appearances this season, though to be fair, most have been as substitute.

He was a target for the Whites, during the Summer of 2020, but Leeds opted for Rodrigo instead. He signed for the Spanish Giants in the Summer of 2021 for £22.6m, but are now understood to be demanding £30.7m (€35m). Manchester Utd were also credited with an interest in the Brazilian International, but have now switched their attention elsewhere.

On what planet does a club expect to sell a flop for £8m more than what they bought him for?





Leeds doing their homework on Guerreiro

Leeds Utd scouts were in attendance last Friday night watching Borussia Monchengladbach beat Borussia Dortmund 4-2. It has been reported that Jesse Marsch is keen to bring a specialist attacking left wing back to Elland Road in January, and has identified Raphaël Guerreiro as a possible target. The 28yo has netted 27 times in 147 appearances for the Bundesliga outfit, and over fifty caps for Portugal. He is a constant threat down the left wing, as well as being solid in defence. Guerreiro is out of contract at the end of the season, so any fee payable is likely to be minimal.

Where does this leave Struijk? The 22 year old has done a stirling job at left back, earning him top slot in the Leeds Utd ratings this season, with a 'Whoscored' rating of 7.04. Is he ready to displace either Cooper or Koch?





Sell Rodrigo for 50m

Speaking on his Youtube channel, former keeper, now pundit Ben Foster has insisted that Leeds keep hold of Rodrigo, before insinuating he could get bought for £40-50m. Although clearly deluded, Rodrigo has indeed been in a rich vein of form this season, netting nine times already this season, but at 31, and entering the twilight of his career, his price-tag has all but evaporated.

Rodrigo for Leeds, my gosh, this boy is on fire. What a season he is having! They’ve got to hold onto him but again, Leeds seem to be that team where if somebody keeps smashing it, they’ll get bought. It’ll be £40-50 million or whatever it is.



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Finnatic wrote on 17 Nov 2022 10:50 pm

BlackHillsPaul wrote: Thu Nov 17, 2022 9:03 pm They have both been shite!

The only positive for USA is that all of our players are fit going into the tournament. Greg Berhalter has NEVER had everyone available for selection. And it looks like he will this time. Which means the stars could be aligning for a good World Cup run.

On the other hand we may crash out in glorious fashion losing all three. Wales will be difficult. England is always a tough match. And with Iran we get our mortal enemy. They would love nothing more than to beat the "Great Satan" again....
Tough one to call indeed 👍🏻

BlackHillsPaul wrote on 17 Nov 2022 09:03 pm

Finnatic wrote: Thu Nov 17, 2022 7:37 pm USA and England going into the World Cup have both had poor performances in their last three games so it’s hard to call.
I saw all six games and was underwhelmed to say the least.
They have both been shite!

The only positive for USA is that all of our players are fit going into the tournament. Greg Berhalter has NEVER had everyone available for selection. And it looks like he will this time. Which means the stars could be aligning for a good World Cup run.

On the other hand we may crash out in glorious fashion losing all three. Wales will be difficult. England is always a tough match. And with Iran we get our mortal enemy. They would love nothing more than to beat the "Great Satan" again....

Finnatic wrote on 17 Nov 2022 07:37 pm

USA and England going into the World Cup have both had poor performances in their last three games so it’s hard to call.
I saw all six games and was underwhelmed to say the least.

Kennyb41 wrote on 17 Nov 2022 07:26 pm

It England get their act together ( or more so the numptie at the helm) they could run out 4-0 winners.

But they haven't recently have they.

Kennyb41 wrote on 17 Nov 2022 07:24 pm

BlackHillsPaul wrote: Thu Nov 17, 2022 6:16 pm First, USA vs Wales will be a tricky match for us. Wales are boring as f**k. But they have a great team spirit and will fight for each other. The whole "Nation" of Wales will be behind them. And Gareth Bale can stand there like an orange traffic cone for 90 minutes and then pop up and beat you with a single moment of brilliance. I worry about this match...

We can beat England by matching them physically and dominating them mentally. The English mentality is very much Club over country. The exact opposite of USA. And because of this they often have a lack of team unity and spirit. They are also arrogant. And always underestimate the USA as a worthy opponent. That is our edge. We will want to get in their heads and frustrate them.

As for the two squads. I think we match up pretty well on talent. England are full of big names. But most of our guys are playing at big clubs and many have Champion's League experience. I like our midfield trio of Tyler Adams (Leeds), Weston McKennie (Juventus), and Yanus Musah (Valencia). Both sides have good attacking players. But England have a big advantage at the Striker position with Harry Kane.

How will England set up? If it's a 3-4-3 and the wide players stay high in possession there could be acres of space in behind. Our wide players can exploit that. Timothy Weah (Lille) in particular can get behind a defense. But how will USA set up? We most often play out of a 4-3-3. Perhaps we come out in a more defensive 4-2-3-1 and look to press the hell out of England. We have the players to do that. And we have the Wingbacks to make it work in Antonee Robinson (Fulham) and Sergino Dest (AC Milan).

My prediction is a 2-2 draw.
You'll do for me :tup:

I just wanted a good report back that's give ya a chance, coz i think England are shite atm and non-cohesive at all, we're there for the taking against any decent set up.

Get some moeny on yourself pal it's well worth it :tup: