The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Friday 18th June) - Leeds target Birmingham City starlet as U23 transfer activity hots up

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Breakfast Debate The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Friday 18th June) - Leeds target Birmingham City starlet as U23 transfer activity hots up

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Good Morning. It's Friday 18th June, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...


Plenty of transfer activity for U23's

Leeds face an uphill battle in their pursuit of Birmingham City's Amari Miller. The 18 year old broke through the senior ranks at St Andrews, notching up five cameo appearances for Lee Bowyers side. The Whites were quick off the blocks to make contact with the pacy dribbler, and offer terms to him. Unfortunately, Leeds are not the only club to have been monitoring Miller with Spurs and Southampton have also staked their interest, though it seems talks with Leeds are at a more advanced stage. Birmingham City have let it be known they will not stand in Miller's way if he wants to leave.





Leeds are being linked with Celtic's Leo Hjelde. The Norwegian centre back is only 17 year old. He stands 6ft 2', and can play left back, left wing or centre back. He has been dubbed ‘the new Virgil van Dijk'. The Whites first came enquired about Hjelde whilst he was on loan at Ross County last season. Leeds see him as a possible replacement for Oliver Casey who looks like he is on his way to Blackpool!





Closer to home, Osaze Urhoghide has rejected a new contract with the Owls, and can leave on a free transfer. The highly rated 20yo has a host of interest from both, the Championship and the top flight. Urhoghide was born in Holland, but was bought up in London. He too, is 6ft 2' tall and can play centre back or right back.





It's Phillips v Cooper tonight!

Club Captain Liam Cooper will square off against friend and team mate Kalvin Phillips this evening when Scotland are the visitors to Wembley Stadium. The Scots got off to the worst of starts, getting beat 2-0 against the Czech Republic, though to be fair the game was a lot closer than the scoreline reflected. Cooper's display was solid. He was credited with winning 9 duels, 6 aerial duels, 6 ball recoveries and had an 80% passing success rate. Kalvin Phillips got off to a fantastic start against Croatia, winning the accolade of man of the match, plus plaudits from around Europe. Should the 'Yorkshire Pirlo' continue in this rich vein of form, he has a real chance of being named 'player of the tournament'.

Can anyone remember the last time two Leeds players faced each other in a major International tournament? Well it will be the first time since David Batty lined-up for England against Eric Cantona for France in Euro 92. [Via @lufcstats]


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Re: The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Friday 18th June) - Leeds target ‘next Bellingham’ as U23 transfer activity hots up

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Re: The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Friday 18th June) - Leeds target ‘next Bellingham’ as U23 transfer activity hots up

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The "next Bellingham" even though he's older? Are any of them better than what we already have in the academy?
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Re: The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Friday 18th June) - Leeds target ‘next Bellingham’ as U23 transfer activity hots up

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SG90 wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:34 am The "next Bellingham" even though he's older? Are any of them better than what we already have in the academy?
The next Bellingham is his younger brother Jobe, who is supposedly better than his elder at the same age. The U23's take a massive step up in competition next season, so we are building up the youth with that in mind.
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Re: The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Friday 18th June) - Leeds target ‘next Bellingham’ as U23 transfer activity hots up

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What does the next Jude Bellingham even mean?
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It's good that we're picking up plenty of young talent and hopefully we can continue developing our own too

Meslier and Struijk have established themselves in the first team and hopefully others can do that this season. We seem to have moved on from recruiting every Spanish teenager that can kick a football.

I think we will roast the Jocks tonight, would be nice to see KP have a great game again. Liam Cooper will have the opportunity to have a well earned rest very soon :)
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Re: The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Friday 18th June) - Leeds target ‘next Bellingham’ as U23 transfer activity hots up

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HarryofOz wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:53 am What does the next Jude Bellingham even mean?
Another retired shirt number at Birmingham? ;-)
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Irish Ian wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:46 am Another retired shirt number at Birmingham? ;-)
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Re: The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Friday 18th June) - Leeds target ‘next Bellingham’ as U23 transfer activity hots up

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SG90 wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:34 am The "next Bellingham" even though he's older? Are any of them better than what we already have in the academy?
Older is better (apparently)

Ok, lets say more mature :tup:
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Re: The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Friday 18th June) - Leeds target ‘next Bellingham’ as U23 transfer activity hots up

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HarryofOz wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:53 am What does the next Jude Bellingham even mean?
Well it means ................ You know , I don't really know . Maybe the next young superstar ? Looking at this strategy , are Leeds trying the Borussia Dortmund model , buy young potential that could be worth multi millions in a few years ? the Man City /Chelsea model ....good youngsters to loan out ? Think I would prefer the Borussia tactic they buy relatively cheap , sell for a fortune but remain contenders . Not that Many City / Chelscum aren't , but you could get too many trying this tactic .
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HarryofOz wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:53 am What does the next Jude Bellingham even mean?
:roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:
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