Good Morning. It's Friday 30th October, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...
White 'gutted' to miss out on opportunity to join Leeds in the Summer
Kalvin Phillips has revealed that Ben White felt “gutted” when Brighton made it clear they would not sell an influential player to a club of the same pedigree as them (or Leeds)! The central defender, now 23, made a real impact last season playing in every single league game of the season,and instrumental as the Whites finally gained promotion back to the Premiership after 16 years.
Off the field White and Phillips really hit it off too. In fact, Phillips, White and Roberts were pictured together on holiday in Spain having just secured their passage to the promised land of the Premiership. Phillips told Leeds That podcast...
Obviously he was gutted at the time when he didn’t sign. But it came to a point where you have to just forget about the chance to play for Leeds and just play football. I don’t really talk to him about football now, just ask how he and his family are doing.
Danny Rose to become free agent
Former Leeds academy starlet Danny Rose has told told his Manager Jose Mourino that he won’t play competitive football this season, unless he moves! Leeds, Leicester and Newcastle Utd were all linked to the 30 year old in the Summer, but neither parties could agree a deal. His current contract runs out at Tottenham at the end of the season; however Rose does not want to wait until then. He wants his contract terminated now.
Is Rose a good player to have around the dressing room? As a freebie, is he worth taking a risk on? Should Leeds match his 60k a week wage demands?