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Phil Foden would make himself a hero by taking Leeds United up

Phil Foden would make himself a hero by taking Leeds United up

Leeds United remain unbeaten under Marcelo Bielsa and top of the Championship table.

The Whites entered the international break in great form, but a tough fixture against Millwall was scheduled for when the Championship action returned. Jed Wallace opened the scoring after an uneventful first-half and looked to inflict Bielsa’s first league loss. However, a late equaliser from Jack Harrison ensured the Argentine left with a point.

No one would have expected the Leeds squad to adapt to the former Argentina manager’s methods so quickly – the Elland Road faithful are finally confident of securing a return to the Premier League. To continue their impressive form, Bielsa should be monitoring potential January transfer targets. One man he should attempt to sign is Manchester City wonderkid – Phil Foden.

Valued at £6.3m by Transfermarkt, the 18-year-old is widely regarded as the brightest prospect to emerge from the City youth academy. Foden enjoyed plenty of success in the England youth ranks and was quickly promoted to the City first-team. He remained with the Citizens instead of leaving on loan during the summer with Pep Guardiola hoping to introduce him to the starting XI slowly. However, the Spaniard has admitted he feels guilty over the lack of football given to the youngster this season.

This could be vital in luring the youngster to Elland Road when the January transfer window reopens. Guardiola is a known admirer of Bielsa and would trust his colleague to manage Foden’s development. Playing regular first-team football in a competitive division like the Championship could do him wonders.

Landing the wonderkid could be the catalyst for securing promotion.

Leeds United fans, thoughts?

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