The Leeds United fans in the Transfer Tavern are hoping their club can press on with a handful of transfers in the near future, but recent reports suggest an ideal target is attracting interest from rival Championship clubs.
Leeds United are at the beginning of a revolution under Marcelo Bielsa which promises to be one of the headline-making stories of the season. With a reputation as huge as Bielsa’s it’s no wonder the supporters are feeling excited about the new season, but their lack of activity in the transfer market so far is a notable cause for concern.
Bielsa arrives at Elland Road with a reputation for implementing a philosophy which values inter-changeability of positions and freedom for players to express themselves. With that in mind, Bielsa should be in the market for versatile attacking players who are at their most effective when they are allowed to roam in the final-third, and one player who fits that description is Liverpool’s Ben Woodburn.
According to a recent report from Goal, Liverpool have received loan offers for Woodburn’s services from both Norwich City and Sheffield United as both clubs attempt to inject exuberance and quality into their attacking midfield.
However, Leeds would be foolish not to rival their Championship rivals in the race for the 18-year-old’s signature as he possesses the potential to thrive under Bielsa.
Although he is a natural number ten by trade, Woodburn is comfortable operating across an attacking midfield three on both wings and through the middle, so he should have no problem slotting in to Bielsa’s free-flowing attacking system.
The fact that Woodburn has already been capped 7 times for Wales at just 18-years-of-age tells you all you need to know about his tremendous ability.
A direct dribbler with lightning quick-feet and the vision to pick out his teammates in goalscoring positions, Woodburn is undoubtedly a huge talent for the future with plenty of quality to thrive in the Championship.
The report from Goal claims that Liverpool will assess Woodburn’s development path in pre-season before making a decision regarding a potential loan move, and if they eventually decide that a loan move is in the player’s best interests Leeds should join the race for his signature.
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