Leeds United transfer rumours: Premier League trio want White, Leeds face competition for striker #LCFC

Leeds United transfer rumours: Premier League trio want White, Leeds face competition for striker




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Leeds United will be looking to put an end to their three-game winless run when they welcome Bristol City to Elland Road on Saturday afternoon.

Since the turn of the decade, Marcelo Bielsa’s team have struggled for form, winning just one of their last seven Championship matches.

The downturn in form has meant Leeds have lost ground on table-toppers West Bromwich Albion, meaning they could be forced to battle it out for second-place with a whole host of clubs breathing down their neck.

With the promotion race proving to be so tightly congested, it really is anybody’s guess as to how the Championship table will look come the first weekend in May, meaning it could prove to be an impossible task for Leeds’ hierarchy to map out a plan of action for the upcoming summer transfer window.

Nevertheless, here is a round-up of the day’s very latest Leeds transfer news.

Phillips’ Augustin verdict

Midfield enforcer Kalvin Phillips believes that January signing Jean-Kevin Augustin will offer Leeds something different once he has reached full fitness.

The striker, who is on loan from RB Leipzig for the rest of the season, has been limited to just two substitute appearances for the club so far, as he continues to build up his fitness levels.

Nevertheless, Phillips is confident that he will soon start to deliver for the Whites once he gets up and running.

He told BBC Radio Leeds: “He is a big lad, he’s strong, he’s fast. Obviously, he is a different player to the pack.

“Now he just needs to try and get his fitness up there and get in, impress and as well as practice.”

Brighton to rival Leeds for Birmingham youngster

Leeds have been joined by Premier League outfit Brighton & Hove Albion in the race to sign highly-rated Birmingham City striker Adan George, according to Football Insider.

The 17-year-old striker is out-of-contract with the Blues in the summer and is understood to have a whole host of clubs tracking his development.

Should George not sign a new deal with the second-city club by the end of the campaign, he can be prised away by a club that are willing to pay the Blues a small compensation package.

Premier League duo to fight for White

Leicester City have joined Liverpool and Manchester United in the race to sign on-loan Leeds defender Ben White from Brighton & Hove Albion this summer, report the Express.

Since selling England international Harry Maguire to Man United last summer for £80m, Leicester have yet to locate a long-term replacement for him.

But considering White is just 22-years-old, he could be an ideal long-term replacement for Maguire, but Leicester face stiff competition from Liverpool and United to sign him.

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