The Lowdown: Sturge profiled
Sturge is 18 years of age and is an England under-18 international despite also having Guyanan citizenship. The teenager, who has also played as a left midfielder for the Seagulls, has made a total of 44 appearances for Brighton’s youth teams.
The majority of his displays have come for the under-18s, for whom he has registered five assists in 41 games. He is expected to leave as a free agent when his contract expires on Thursday, and it looks as if Thorp Arch could be his next destination.
The Latest: Leeds linked with Sturge
Football Insider shared a story on Tuesday morning regarding Sturge after being informed by a recruitment source. They claimed that Leeds have joined Chelsea in the race for the full-back by preparing a bid and are now pushing hard for a summer deal.
The report added that the Whites want to sign a left-back who has the potential to compete for a place in Jesse Marsch’s first-team squad.
The Verdict: One for the future
Leeds have struggled when it comes to left-back signings in recent years, with Junior Firpo the latest who hasn’t lived up to expectations at Elland Road.
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He received more yellow cards (11) than any other Leeds player in 2021/22, and although Sturge wouldn’t replace Firpo straight away, it is interesting to see that Orta is looking to address what has been a problem area in the long run with a move for the Brighton teenager.
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