Category: Leeds United
Teams around the bottom will be keen to ensure they do not enter the six-week World Cup break sat in the relegation zone. Leeds United, Wolves and Nottingham Forest are the sides currently sat in the bottom three, and have just three more fixtures to ensure that does not remain the case. The Whites are currently the division’s most out-of-form team having accumulated just two points from their last eight matches. Leeds are set for a difficult run of matches ahead of the World Cup, though, and so with that in mind, here is a comparison with the rest of the bottom five.
Crystal Palace (A)
Newcastle United (H)
Ralph Hasenhuttl may have just bought himself some more time in the dugout at St. Mary’s after a four-point haul from Bournemouth and Arsenal this week. (more…)
In a recent report, Leeds Live stated that Leeds United could rekindle their interest in Watford forward Joao Pedro this January. It has been mentioned that the Whites might reignite their interest in the Brazilian talent.
Pedro has made a good start to this campaign as he has produced a few influential displays as the focal point of Watford’s attack. The Brazilian talent has banged in two goals and picked up a couple of assists in seven matches for the Hornets this season across all competitions. The Ribeirao Preto-born sensation has given a good account of himself in the final third based on his average of 2.0 shots, 1.9 key passes and 3.3 dribbles per game in the EFL Championship. (more…)
Leeds United are keen on singing Marseille forward Bamba Dieng, according to 90min. Dieng is 22 years of age and made the move to Marseille after progressing through FC Diambars’ academy in Senegal, which was founded by Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira. He’s been labelled as “super” by journalist Robin Bairner and has made 42 appearances for Marseille, scoring nine goals. Marseille reportedly want to move the Senegal international on this summer, and it looks as if Elland Road could be a potential destination.
Leeds United left-back Junior Firpo has picked up a knock and won’t be travelling with the rest of his teammates on the tour of Australia. This is according to journalist Phil Hay of The Athletic who said the ex-Barcelona and Real Betis star will miss the Australian tour as a result of injury. He has been left out of the tour as a precaution as they didn’t want to risk further damage to the player with the start of the season a few weeks away.
Leeds United are closing in on the signing of RasmusKristensen from Red Bull Salzburg in the Austrian Bundesliga. The Premier League outfit could seal the deal for £8.5m in the coming days with manager Jesse Marsch keen to reunite with the Danish right-back. Kristensen played under Marsch during his time at Red Bull Salzburg.
The report from the stables of the Daily Mail stated that Leeds United are finalising terms with Red Bull Salzburg over Kristensen and that the transfer is a matter of when it would be announced. Four-cap Danish international Kristensen has decided to sign for Leeds United ahead of fellow Premier League team Brentford and German Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund. (more…)
Leeds United were on a five-match unbeaten run in the Premier League before they met holders Manchester City at home last weekend. At the end of proceedings, their unbeaten run had gone thanks to an emphatic 4-0 victory for the visitors. The quality of the Manchester City players proved to be the difference during the game played on Saturday evening.
Since the appointment of Jesse Marsch as the man who replaced Marcelo Bielsa, Leeds United have moved away from the relegation zone. However, they are now looking over their shoulders with the defeat to City and the huge win recorded by Everton over Chelsea on Sunday. (more…)