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Leeds United: Whites ‘best placed’ to sign Ross Barkley

Leeds United: Whites ‘best placed’ to sign Ross Barkley -Leeds United Transfer Rumours

According to a report by Fichajes, there has been an update on Leeds United’s transfer plans involving Ross Barkley and Marcelo Bielsa.

The Lowdown: Barkley eyeing move away?

Since returning from what was a disappointing end to his loan spell at Aston Villa last season, despite a great start originally, Barkley’s future at Chelsea has been a point of contention.

Should Leeds sign Barkley?

Yes, get it done, perfect

Yes, get it done, perfect

No, better options out there

No, better options out there

Reports suggest that he was attracting interest from the likes of West Ham over the summer but such moves failed to materialise as the 27-year-old seeks to re-ignite his career once again.

Barkley has been impressing Blues boss Thomas Tuchel recently, though, with the Champions League-winning coach praising him for his impact when given the opportunity and application in training (The Mirror).

Now, an update has dropped on the midfielder as Leeds reportedly eye a move.

The Latest: Leeds ‘best placed’…

As per Fichajes, Leeds are ‘best placed’ to sign the £110,000-per-week dynamo as the Whites and Bielsa continue to ‘insist’ on his arrival at Elland Road.

Bielsa in particular wants to go out with a bang in what will apparently be his last season in Yorkshire, according to this report at least, as he personally eyes reinforcements across the pitch.

The Verdict: Good match?

The England international is currently entering the peak of his career and Barkley’s next destination may be crucial.

Under Bielsa, the former Everton man could potentially thrive going forward as evident by his WhoScored numbers when compared to Leeds’ squad last season.

Indeed, only superstar first-teamer Raphinha (2.1) averaged a higher rate of key passes per 90 in the final third than Barkley (1.6) in the Premier League over 2020/2021.

Meanwhile, the former Villa loanee also managed more completed dribbles in that time (1.2) than any Leeds man bar Raphinha and Jack Harrison (WhoScored).

Lauded as an ‘exceptional talent’ by former Goodison Park teammate Leon Osman (BBC), Bielsa could potentially be the man to give him a new lease of life in January.

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