Steinsson set to raid former club for star defender

17 Jan 2024 09:06 am, by Ellandback1

Good Morning. It's Wednesday 17th January, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...

Steinsson set to raid former club for star defender

Leeds Utd Technical Director Grétar Steinsson may use his contacts at Spurs to take Ben Davies to Elland Road. The former Icelandic International spent 13 months at Tottenham Hotspur as Performance Director before joining Leeds last Summer. He was instrumental in bringing Djed Spence and Joe Rodon to Elland Road this season and maintains a good relationship with their hierarchy.

Spurs have just shelled out £26.7m for Radu Dragusin, which undoubtedly will push Davies down the pecking order, but his versatility could still make him a valuable asset for Ange Postecoglou's squad. He is well versed at centre-back and left back; positions where Leeds are particularly light, not to mention he is Welsh (a prerequisite it seems for any Leeds signing this window).

Postecoglou obviously thinks a lot of the Welshman. He already has over 1700 minutes of game time under his belt. Even with the arrival of Dragusin, will they be willing to part with one of their better squad players?

Whites receive multiple bids for wantaway defender

Leeds have received multiple bids for wantaway defender Charlie Cresswell. According to Leeds-Live, Millwall are the latest in a long line of clubs to have thrown their hats into the ring. Exact details of the bids have not been disclosed, though it has been suggested that none of them come close to Leeds £4m - £5m valuation.

The 21yo looks certain to leave Elland Road this month after falling out of favour with Daniel Farke. Big things were expected from the England U21 centre back after playing a starring role for the Lions last season. His campaign was cut short after dislocating his eye socket in early April, but still managed to rack up circa 2500 minutes of game time.

Leeds had no interest in guaranteeing Carvalho game time

Elland Road journalist Beren Cross has insisted that talks regarding Fabio Carvalho between Liverpool and Leeds broke down as Daniel Farke was unwilling to guarantee the 21yo game time (and the fact that he wasn't Welsh).

Many were surprised when the Portuguese U21 star signed for Hull until the end of the season; the smell of fish alone is enough to turn ones stomach! They were so happy with their capture, that they took to social media to poke fun at Leeds and Southampton using a 'Blind Date' meme.

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Ellandback1 wrote on 17 Jan 2024 04:58 pm

1964white wrote: Wed Jan 17, 2024 4:48 pm I'd take him in this window now.

No I can't see us signing Davis.
But what about Davies?

1964white wrote on 17 Jan 2024 04:48 pm

The Subhuman wrote: Wed Jan 17, 2024 11:51 am Am I the only one that can’t see Spuds letting Davis go?
I'd take him in this window now.

No I can't see us signing Davis.

andrewjohnsmith wrote on 17 Jan 2024 03:51 pm

With Carvalho, understandable that Liverpool want him to go somewhere he'll play

Ben Davies seems like a non story

PhoenixUnited wrote on 17 Jan 2024 03:20 pm

Carvalho? I couldn't give a flying fish :)

Chilli D wrote on 17 Jan 2024 03:12 pm

mentalcase wrote: Wed Jan 17, 2024 1:28 pm I believe they drove him to Hull in a motorbike and sideCARP,
Are you sure it wasn't a motorPIKE and sideCARP?