Leeds starlet Delph likened to Liverpool's Gerrard

Leeds United starlet Fabian Delph has been likened to Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard.

Leeds United starlet Fabian Delph has been likened to Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard.

Arsenal, Newcastle, Everton, Sunderland and Bolton are just some of the clubs to have shown interest over the past three months in the 18-year-old who has already been capped at England U-19 level.

Team-mate Andy Robinson has no qualms about the youngster's pedigree and the maturity which saw him captain Leeds' reserves at 17. Robinson said: "Fabian is rangy like the young Stevie Gerrard and has a similar passing range, short and long.

"He also snaps you in the tackle like Gerrard. He's been whacking senior pros in training and the gaffer had to say 'slow down' but it's a sign of confidence in such a young player.

"Right now, he's the first name on the teamsheet. He's going all the way to the Premier League and hopefully he'll take Leeds there, too. We can keep him because of the size of the club and his age."

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