English Premier League club Leeds United are facing a huge fight to keep their star player Raphinha. The Brazil international winger is one of Leeds’ prized assets but he has constantly been linked with a move away from the club following series of consistent performances under manager Marcelo Bielsa. He was reportedly close to leaving the club last summer, with Arsenal said to have shown interest in acquiring his services but Leeds were having none of it and rebuffed any negotiations aimed at getting him away from the club.
Argentine manager Bielsa believes that Raphinha is one of the club’s best players and has told the ub’s board that he does not wish to see him leave. The club are therefore expected to table a new contract extension proposal to the Brazilian star as they wish to convince him to continue his career at Elland Road.
Leeds United have been given a major boost on the injury front ahead of their FA Cup third round clash with fellow Premier League side West Ham United. The Whites have been handed a major injury boost with the news that star striker Patrick Bamford could return to their squad for the FA Cup third round tie at the home of the Hammers.
Marcelo Bielsa is the Leeds United manager and he revealed that England international Bamford could return to the squad ahead of the FA Cup trip to East London in his pre-match press conference on Friday ahead of the game.
Leeds United have been dealt a huge blow on the injury front following the news that star midfielder Kalvin Phillips is set for a spell on the sidelines after the England international suffered a hamstring injury during the last Premier League game, an home clash with newcomers Brentford.
The Leeds United player spent 55 minutes on the pitch before he was subbed off during the league encounter with the Bees on Sunday. Leeds United had to settle for a point via a 2-2 draw at the end of the Brentford after Patrick Bamford to score a stoppage time equaliser. The Whites had taken a first half lead through Tyler Roberts before they were pegged behind by the goals from the Brentford duo of Shandon Baptiste and SergiCanos thus leaving the way for England international Bamford to secure a point for him team with the second Leeds United goal in the fourth minute of second half added time.
Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Philips has been called into the England squad by manager Gareth Southgate ahead of the upcoming final two Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Albania and San Marino later this month. The Leeds United was recalled into the England setup after missing the World Cup 2022 qualifiers from last month due to injury.
Philips missed a lot of games for both club (Leeds United) and country (England) in the last one month due to a combination of hip and calf problem. The Leeds United star was on the sidelines for several weeks. (more…)
Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa and his players are up and running in the Premier League this season after they claimed their first win. Leeds United secured their first three points of the new Premier League campaign via the slender 1-0 victory over newly promoted side Watford.
Spanish international Diego Llorente was the recipient of the only goal of the game against the Hornets as Leeds United ended a run of six games without a win at the start of the present league season. (more…)
Following his transfer from Manchester United to Leeds United this summer, there has been a couple of questions asked about the impact Daniel James will make at Elland Road. The young Wales international star was told that he would no longer be guaranteed regular game time at Old Trafford and that it would be the best decision for him to move to another club. He eventually decided to leave the Red Devils and he signed for the club that were in the running to sign him when he was leaving his former club Swansea City back in the summer transfer window of 2019. United only managed to sign the player then because he thought they were a better option than Leeds.
However, as things turned out, he has finally joined Leeds and it now remains to be seen how he will be used by Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa. James is another exciting attacking option that Bielsa willhave in his hands and a club like Leeds will not be expected to sign a player for £25 million only for him to come to sit on the substitute’s bench. The winger is expected to make it straight into the team’s starting eleven eventually even if not immediately and a lot would be expected of him if that does happen.