The Leeds fans in the Transfer Tavern have been going into meltdown after hearing this amazing transfer update from Simon O’Rourke. The club could, apparently, be set to sign both Phil Foden and Juan Foyth on-loan from Man City and Tottenham as both Pep Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino trust Marcelo Bielsa to handle their young stars.
I get very, very, very few transfer rumours dropping my way these days (well done: LUFC), but I've heard Foden & Foyth are there for the club to say yes to. I assume that means they're offered and i just requires club consent, but by Jesus what a couple of signings they'd be.
— Simon O'Rourke (@simon_orourke) June 20, 2018
If Leeds did manage to get the Premier League pair they would be nailed on favourites for the Championship this season, and could probably go far in the domestic cups if they put their mind’s to it too. The club’s coup of Bielsa is huge for them, as it allows them to bring in some much bigger names both on-loan and on permanent deals as players are keen to improve themselves under the tutelage of the Argentine.
Even if the club only managed to come out of this window with one of either Foden or Foyth, they would be in a superb position to make a return to the Premier League. Juan Foyth would partner up with Pontus Jansson at the heart of The Whites defence with ease, whilst Phil Foden would have no issues in slotting in alongside Pablo Hernandez to get the fans at Elland Road off their feet.
You can read our resident Whites’ sheer excitement over the potential double swoop here:
Foden would be ridiculous. Them 2 and then spend big on Abel and vydra get Gunn and stockdale. Omg.
— jayjay82 (@jwh1982) June 20, 2018
Dreamland if all these go through but I am far too long in the Tooth to believe this hype
— horse (@splke) June 20, 2018
Phil foden? Please tell me you’ve heard this from someone legit
— WGUAFC (@WGUAFC1) 20 June 2018
— Si Fellows (@SiFellows_10) 21 June 2018
Absolute scenes if we get Foden. #LUFC
— Richard Craven (@Richiecraves) June 20, 2018
Would be excellent if we get them two,Radz just needs to sneak in and change the small print of their contracts without anyone knowing to "loaned for a season to LUFC with an option to buy if(when) we go up"
— Wayne Monaghan (@White_never_red) June 21, 2018
This is what I’ve been waiting for
— Sean McAteer (@mcateer_sean) 20 June 2018
The Leeds fans in the Tavern will be overjoyed if they could get these two deals over the line, with Premier League football just one successful season away.