Good Morning. Its Tuesday 4th August, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...
Seagulls drop hint on White's future
Brighton chief Tony Bloom has suggested that Brighton have too many centre backs, and would listen to offers if bids were to come forward. The somewhat bizarre claim comes days after Brighton secured the services of Dutch International (yes, you've guessed it) centre back Joel Veltman from Ajax for 900k. Bloom told The Athletic...
I’m not going to speculate on whether we may or may not get offers for many of our players. We certainly do have an abundance of centre-backs and there are constant discussions between myself and Graham and Dan (Ashworth, technical director) and the recruitment team about what our needs are, what’s going to be happening.
There will be some players who go out on loan at some point during pre-season or the first few weeks of the season. There are lots of things to make decisions on, but it’s a really good thing that we’ve got some very good players in our squad, not all of whom will be in our squad come the end of the transfer window.
White himself, currently sunning it up at the Costa's with Kalvin Phillips and Tyler Roberts has not ruled out a return to West Yorkshire having posted the following on his social media account...
Having had some time to reflect on what has been the most incredible season, I wanted to take the time to thank everyone associated with Leeds United Football Club, including the incredible supporters. No matter what happens from here I will never forget the way you took me in and treated me as one of your own from day one.
Spurs ready to release Rose - Mail on Sunday
The Mail on Sunday are reporting that Spurs are ready to let Danny Rose leave on a free transfer this summer, with Leeds ready to snap him up. Tottenham stole Rose from the Leeds academy for 1m back in 2007. It took the Doncaster born wing back 4 or 5 loan seasons to finally find his feet, but when he did, he was one of the best in the Country, earning himself 29 England caps.
Leeds do face competition from Newcastle where Rose enjoyed a decent loan spell last term. The 30 year old has a year left on his contract. For a player allegedly worth 50m only a few seasons ago, it seems crazy that Tottenham would release him? Could wages be a problem? Currently Spurs pay £65,000 a week for his services!
Conclusion of tonight's play off final likely to spark Elland Road transfer activity
The Championship season will finally come to an end tonight with either Fulham or Brentford becoming £200m better off and heartbreak for the losers. The bookies have the Bees as favourites at 4/7, with their West London neighbours 11/8 to be promoted.
Media sources are indicating that Leeds are waiting for the conclusion of this fixture before kicking off their transfer activities with many suggesting Bielsa is keeping tabs on Ollie Watkins and Saïd Benrahma. Who would you like to see promoted?