Leeds United will make a renewed effort to sign Birmingham City youngster George Hall in the January transfer window, according to a fresh update.
The Lowdown: Hall on Whites’ radar
The 18-year-old has burst onto the scene at Birmingham in a not-dissimilar manner to Jude Bellingham, already becoming a key figure in their midfield and even drawing comparisons to the now established England star.
The teenager has been linked with a move to Leeds recently, and despite interest from other clubs it looks as though a Thorp Arch move could still come to fruition.
The Latest: January bid incoming?
According to a report from The Daily Mail, Victor Orta and Andrea Radrizzani will ‘renew their efforts’ to sign Hall once the January transfer window opens, having initially been ‘put off’ by his valuation in the summer.
There is now increased competition for his signature, however, with Merseyside rivals Liverpool and Everton also eyeing up a move.
The Verdict: One for the future
Hall is clearly an enormous young talent who is already handling himself at a high standard, so the idea of Leeds acquiring his signature is undeniably exciting.
It is always essential that the Whites have talented young homegrown players in their squad and the Birmingham man would be someone brought in as a long-term signing with a massive ceiling.
It won’t be easy for Leeds to fend off interest from other big clubs, but if Jesse Marsch can sell the path to first-team football, he could feel it is the perfect step up from the second tier.