The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Friday 5th August) Leeds chasing Marseille £10m forward

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Good Morning. It's Friday 5th August, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...


Leeds chasing £10m rated Marseille forward

Leeds are among a host of top flight clubs interested in Marseille forward Bamba Dieng according to recent media reports. The versatile 22 year old forward has tremendous close ball control, and pace to burn. During his breakthrough season last year, he netted seven times in 30 appearances, and has become a first team regular for the Senegal International team.

It was rumoured that Dieng turned down moves to West Ham and Newcastle in January, but since the arrival of new head coach Igor Tudor a month ago, his opportunities during pre-season have been limited. Newcastle United, Everton, Wolves, Crystal Palace and West Ham are among his admirers.





Forest open negotiations with Leeds target

Nottingham Forest have reportedly opened negotiations with Leeds target Che Adams. The South Coast striker has fallen down the pecking order since the recent arrival of Sekou Mara from Bordeaux (for £11m).
The Scotsman scored 8 goals in 33 Premier League appearances last season for Southampton, and was second top goalscorer behind James Ward Prowse.

Whilst Adams' work rate is impressive, his goal tally since arriving from Birmingham City in 2019 lacks consistency. Leeds attempted to sign the 26 year old during the 2020 January transfer window, but Hasenhüttl refused to play ball. Leeds ended up signing Jean Kevin Augustin instead!





Footballers will no longer be taking the knee before every game

The Premier League have announced that players will no longer routinely take a knee before every kick-off. The announcement was made after a number of clubs expressed that the gesture no longer carried the same weight as it did two years ago, following the unlawful death of George Floyd. Instead, taking a knee will only take place during special events such as the Carabao Cup finals, Boxing Day games or the FA Cup. In a statement, the Premier League said...

Ahead of the new season, Premier League club captains have reaffirmed their commitment to fighting racism and all forms of discrimination. The players have decided to use specific moments during the upcoming campaign to take the knee, to amplify the message that racism has no place in football or society.

The Premier League supports the players' decision and, alongside the clubs, will use these opportunities to elevate anti-racism messaging as part of the League's No Room for Racism Action Plan. We remain resolutely committed to eradicate racial prejudice, and to bring about an inclusive society with respect and equal opportunities for all.

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Bamba Bamba Dieng. He bangs them here he bangs them there he bangs them everywhere
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With regards to Dieng, 7 goals in 30 games last season is hardly prolific and now, it would appear, he’s struggling to get into Marseille’s 1st team and looks to be surplus to requirements for them. So on that basis I don’t think I’d be inclined to invest. That goes for Che Adams too - as you say he is inconsistent and has never been a prolific goal scorer.
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Prolific = expensive, so that puts a top drawer striker out of our reach imo.

Never heard of Dieng before. I'd defo go for Che Adams, bit of a no-brainer think.
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Here we go again, another striker in the pot.
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I'd prefer Adams, needs a change of scenery, very good footballer but not a pure striker. I see him more as a goal scoring midfielder
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I'd prefer a prolific striker, disappointing we are going into another season without one! Have we actually spent any money or just the funds from our sale of Raph and Philips?
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Tyzy wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:29 am I'd prefer a prolific striker, disappointing we are going into another season without one! Have we actually spent any money or just the funds from our sale of Raph and Philips?
So would every team, unfortunately prolific strikers cost 50 to 100 M plus and are not likely to want to come to Leeds..
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Would in theory take Adams but he's not really what we need rigut now. We need a prolific goalscorer (whether prolific in past or prolific in future once be joins us) which I think Adams has no chance of being
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From radz interview it seems that we won’t be bringing anyone else in unless they are a special player with probable high resale value - like CDK.

Can’t just sign players based on resale as it limits you far too much, we need players for the here and now not worrying about selling on.

Suggests the 6 brought in were done through raph and Philips money so 0 net investment from club. Where does the tv money go?

Adams would be decent but seems forest long since threw caution to the wind and would prob out bid us on wages anyway if it came to that.

Taking the knee lost it’s impact ages ago, need to keep the message going as there’s still some numbskulls out there but in most cases they have their views and kneeling won’t change that - need to focus on kids really.
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Talking of prolific, who's going to beat us to Ben Brereton?
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Is the JKA saga still ongoing, if so who won
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whiteinfrance wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:06 am Talking of prolific, who's going to beat us to Ben Brereton?
I'd give this guy a go 👍
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Dieng would fit the bill, a young rough talent who won't stymie Joffy's development but will push him hard for game time.

A high-cost prolific goalscorer would block his pathway, which Radz says is a consideration, make of that what you will.
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Carrick Dave wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 11:52 am Dieng would fit the bill, a young rough talent who won't stymie Joffy's development but will push him hard for game time.

A high-cost prolific goalscorer would block his pathway, which Radz says is a consideration, make of that what you will.
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Irish Ian wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 4:11 pm It has to be a consideration that we dont ruin Joffy
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The club not signing another attacking player because of Gelhardt wouldn't wash with me.

First of all Bamford is still not fully fit as Marsch said the other day.

Because of the injury Bamford had it is entirely plausible he will break down again.

Second of all Joe Gelhardt has plenty of his own injury issues and therefore we need another attacking player for that reason.

Neither of those 2 can be entirely relied upon.

Finally with the new 5 sub rule a larger squad is an absolute must and Marsch is on record for saying he likes to rotate so everyone will get an opportunity.

I am far from convinced by the depth of our squad again.

To not sign atleast 1 more attacking player would show lessons haven't been learned.
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Cjay wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 6:27 pm The club not signing another attacking player because of Gelhardt wouldn't wash with me.

First of all Bamford is still not fully fit as Marsch said the other day.

Because of the injury Bamford had it is entirely plausible he will break down again.

Second of all Joe Gelhardt has plenty of his own injury issues and therefore we need another attacking player for that reason.

Neither of those 2 can be entirely relied upon.

Finally with the new 5 sub rule a larger squad is an absolute must and Marsch is on record for saying he likes to rotate so everyone will get an opportunity.

I am far from convinced by the depth of our squad again.

To not sign atleast 1 more attacking player would show lessons haven't been learned.
Dieng is an attacking player.
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Can I just say that the universal pundit conclusion that Leeds are for the drop this year is very encouraging, given that most of them don't know their @rse from their elbow.
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Carrick Dave wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 6:37 pm Can I just say that the universal pundit conclusion that Leeds are for the drop this year is very encouraging, given that most of them don't know their @rse from their elbow.
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