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11 May 2021 18:08:41
Reports out of Germany that we have made a £17m offer for Stuttgarts Croatian LB Borna Sosa (23) . Attack minded, 10 assists in 24 this year.


1.) 12 May 2021 10:00:55

2.) 12 May 2021 19:40:51
Martyn The offer if we truly made one is probably not again. Looks like the lad can play.

3.) 13 May 2021 01:06:19
It's supposedly come straight from his agent, could just be drumming up interest for his player though.



11 Apr 2021 03:05:40
Reports out of Argentina that Bielsa is considering signing a new 2 year deal. First great news, second if true, if he is willing to sign for 2 years rather than his normal 1, it suggests that whatever the plan is behind the scenes it has him really excited.


1.) 11 Apr 2021 07:21:58
Incredible news 👏😍😍.

2.) 12 Apr 2021 08:40:21
Not going to say it 🤭.

3.) 18 Apr 2021 11:16:35
Bielsa himself has quoted its fake news.



12 Jan 2021 01:25:34
Links to Norwegian LWB Bjorkan (22) gaining traction, can also play LB, RB and RWB. 100 apps for Bodo/ Glimt, couple of clubs across Europe chasing him. Don't know much about the Norwegian league so no idea how good he is but 7 or 8 clubs seem to be looking (mainly mid to lower prem teams) . Would like a known quantity but contract is nearly up so could be cheap, little risk.


1.) 12 Jan 2021 14:54:13
He is a cracker the Norway lad just what we need.



28 Dec 2020 02:48:00
Doing the rounds that us and Brighton weighing up a £7m Jan transfer for Sam Johnstone from WBA.
Hopefully we are looking at a second Keeper but I'm expecting a veteran player to give us a season or two while Meslier works on his craft (Romero or similar) rather than a 27 year old. That's surely a first choice for the next 6 or 7 years and I can't see Ilian warming the bench that long.




23 Dec 2020 04:26:26
Adama Traore linked again. Would be a good addition but a large chunk of cash for a player in a position we aren't desperate for.





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09 May 2021 00:51:39
After the players that came back today, correct me if I'm wrong, but is this the first time this season we have had our full strength starting 11 available? I know a few didn't start but it would mean we could see our best 11 next game. Puts into perspective how good a season we have had when it's last 3 games before we might get to see our strongest line up.


1.) 09 May 2021 08:02:02
Was that the first time this season that the big four summer signings have actually been on the pitch at the same time?
Will certainly be interesting to see what Bielsa considers our strongest lineup to be!
Still no Forshaw though!

2.) 09 May 2021 16:57:25
I’m pretty sure it was against Everton and palace we had all 4 available.



08 Apr 2021 23:16:21
We are looking at bringing in Aguero?!?! Surely that's a wind up right?
32, injury prone but regardless that would be a literal game changer.




30 Mar 2021 10:19:36
Just seen that Brazilian wonderkid Gabriel Menino is potentially available this summer for £15m. Lots of top clubs tracking him but at 20 the offer of first team football might give us a chance if we went in. Described as the Brazilian Yaya Toure he can play as a specialist DM (Would make George happy) but also RB and CB, so nice and versatile.


1.) 30 Mar 2021 18:32:55
I’m not even gonner say it gummie.

2.) 30 Mar 2021 18:33:32

3.) 30 Mar 2021 18:33:46
Oh damn I couldn’t hold it in.

4.) 30 Mar 2021 19:43:38
I have that problem sometimes Martyn.

5.) 30 Mar 2021 23:11:36
Age related alf.



11 Mar 2021 02:29:24
Raphael Varane has told Real he want to leave in the summer and move to the prem. Obviously would want champ league football and will have a big wage and price tag but could be cut price due to the c.v. and would go a huge way to sorting our back line (can also play RB and DM which would make Marcelo happy) . If we really do have another £100m to spend in the summer and we want to push for Europe it could be the perfect first signing (even if it sets us back £50m or so)


{Ed077's Note - you aren't serious right?

1.) 11 Mar 2021 04:20:03
Gumbo The last Raphael we tried to sign didn't work out too well. I'm sure he'll end up wrong side of Pennines.

Ed077 Ask Gumbo if Kylie fancies Leeds instead of Paris. No contest.

2.) 11 Mar 2021 19:40:42

3.) 12 Mar 2021 02:39:46
I am Ed. 12 months ago it would have been a ridiculous suggestion but now with everything going on? Look at the facts, he wants to leave, they are (allegedly) hard up for cash. He wants to play prem (only 20 teams to choose from) , how many can afford him right now? 7-8 teams? With our recent investment we are in a better position than most. Of those teams how many are willing to spend that much on a CB? United are chasing a GK, CM and RW. City finally have have a settled back 4 and our looking more for their next Aguero. Chelsea are looking at forwards too. Only really Pool in need of a CB but will they need one once Virgil et al are back from injury?
Outside of those I genuinely believe we can compete with anyone in the league over signings. The fact that Rodriguez joined Everton shows that right manager, right project, it can be done.
Also the rumours of Douglas Costa and Vazquez suggest we are willing to pay big wages to bring in elite players.

{Ed077's Note - Douglas Costa and Vazquez are levels behind Varane and his pay packet/wage demands as well as transfer fee. James Rodriguez joined Ancelloti's team more so than Everton FC. I dont see that kind of relation between Varane and Bielsa.

Frankly you guys seem to be deluded about Leeds and where they stand right now. And FFP does exist you know.}



06 Mar 2021 04:12:34
With the speculations on incoming signings (Vazquez, Douglas Costa) am I the only one wondering about what it means for Harrison? Vazquez could be a replacement for Ayling or Rapha if he leaves, he can also cover both (expensive cover if used that way) , Rapha could also move more central which Bielsa said at the beginning of the season he saw him doing but Douglas Costa would be a LW, a starting LW. Would Harrison really drop back to bench or would Bielsa try to retrain him as a LWB and if so will we see him played there in some of the end of season dead rubbers.


1.) 06 Mar 2021 06:44:11
I think there is room for two LW at Leeds. Would give Harrison a rest and increase competition. A better quality bench would be good for us. Having said that at 30 years old can't see this being a move we would make.

2.) 06 Mar 2021 07:57:31

With alf on that, both Vazquez and Douglas Costa are not the sort of age that fits in with the "Leicester model". Too old and too expensive to maintain.

Can see Traore of Wolves being a more realistic target, provided the the finances work out. Can only see him being a £40m player if its performance related and the is a percentage sell on fee. Other than that I can't see anyone paying that figure.

As far as Harrison is concerned, and for that matter Raph, Costa and Poveda too, its all about improving the overall quality on the flanks for Bielsa so there needs to be lots of competition in that area

I can see us also going for fullback improvements with the same idea in mind.

I have tried to research Bielsa's history to see if he has worked with out and out playmakers, as I was curious to see if he used them. Not saying I am good at this tinternet thing but I see No8's have been bigger deals to him and written about more. With that in mind, de Paul with Klich and Phillips wouldn't have me protesting.

But, at the end of the day, how exciting to be discussing Premier League football for next season and players of the quality above mentioned. getting the hottub warmed up for a socially distanced Reay Martin this afternoon, cheers all.

3.) 06 Mar 2021 13:08:46
Not a case of Leicester model, supposedly it's who Bielsa has said he wants, should be all we need to hear, plus Douglas Costa is a Bayen and Brazil international available for £9m. Not a chance he would come in as 'competition' though.
As for Traore, Axe, Wolves value him at £70m somehow. He could end up as an elite player but he isn't worth that and is incredibly inconsistent. Would rather have a proven top level winger even if they have a few more miles on the clock.

4.) 06 Mar 2021 17:17:47
Traore ludicrously overvalued by Wolves his stats are mediocre 18 goals in 240 games or so, no wonder Wolves want rid of him

Steer well clear please Leeds.

{Ed077's Note - his stats are mediocre because Traore is bang average. He can run fast amd thats about it

5.) 06 Mar 2021 17:41:06
He is indeed bang average Ed077.

6.) 07 Mar 2021 02:33:44
Sadly I think he might be a Baliotelli, all the natural potential and talent in the world but more bothered about money and his mates. Only thing I can think of for how he can be so good one minute then terrible the next. Suggests it's more attitude than anything else.




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13 May 2021 01:06:19
It's supposedly come straight from his agent, could just be drumming up interest for his player though.




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13 May 2021 01:03:59
I meant that we trained a player we wanted to sign but because of a lack of a to buy clause we took a £3m player they didn't want and gave them back a £30m+ player they refused to sell us, not White coming to the club, that part wasn't the mistake.
Also George who says we wouldn't have signed someone else and come up anyway?




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12 May 2021 13:12:53
Think this one is dead Alf. From what I saw we wanted a loan to buy and they said no to the buy part. Guessing we won't want to make the White mistake again.




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05 May 2021 13:10:21
14 goals and 8 assists in 24, can play ST, LW and RW, still only 21. Ticks a lot of boxes. £20m valuation that puts me off a bit because the Belgian league isn't a top league so he could flatter to deceive.




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21 Apr 2021 01:08:13
Don't get me wrong George, Tagliafico is maybe better right now but I think Perraud will be as good if not better in a few years. Wouldn't say no to both but if only 1 I'm going for the younger cheaper guy for Bielsa to mould.





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09 May 2021 00:47:13
Have never been a believer in the mythical 'Bielsa burnout' but I do wonder if the players had a bit of a mental burnout after a lot of big games and performances in a row.




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09 May 2021 00:43:30
Bielsa has done that after every bad game, give the players a chance at redemption and I think the players have on the whole repaid the faith every time.




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09 May 2021 00:41:09
Agree Canada. Seen a lot of people moan that if it's not obviously offside it should be given but VAR is only meant to correct obviously wrong decisions and after seeing it a few times it's so marginal you got to go with the linesman who has a different angle.




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06 May 2021 20:00:52
Your point about JKA just made me wonder Alf, are people looking at the wrong person to blame on some of the failed players. He came in, obviously wasn't fit and injury prone yet the medical staff passed him on a physical, same for Forshaw, Koch, etc. Lasogga never looked fit either. Cuisance who we failed has played a full season without a problem.
As Baz said we have signed numerous players with injury records, its their job to look at the player and decide whether they think they are unlucky or if its more serious. Maybe we need a new medical team.




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05 May 2021 20:03:19
I've flipped a lot on Tyler, kly. He's only 22 still and I think a season loaned to the champ we would at turn a profit, if not just straight up improve him, either I would count as a win.