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Leeds United: Fans react to Marcelo Bielsa’s endorsement of Alfie McCalmont

Leeds United: Fans react to Marcelo Bielsa’s endorsement of Alfie McCalmont - Leeds United

Plenty of Leeds United fans have reacted to a tweet form Beren Cross over Marcelo Bielsa’s liking of academy graduate Alfie McCalmont.

Having progressed through the various youth ranks at Elland Road, young midfielder McCalmont has been handed a couple of first team opportunities by Argentine boss Bielsa. Featuring twice in the EFL Cup against Salford City and Stoke, the Thirsk-born footballer has also impressed for the Yorkshire club’s under-23 team, playing regularly for Carlos Corberan’s side.

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With promotion to the Premier League very much on the cards for Leeds, the future of McCalmont in the first team remains uncertain, but journalist Beren Cross has shared an article which indicates Bielsa has plans for the youngster. Cross reveals that he asked Bielsa who he would like to replace current player Kalvin Phillips if he was to receive an offer from elsewhere, with the former Athletic Bilbao man picking out McCalmont.

Reacting to Cross’ tweet on Bielsa’s liking of the midfielder, these Leeds fans gave their opinions on the youngster’s first team chances…

Do you think McCalmont will get a chance for Leeds soon? Let us know in the comments section below…


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