Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours Latest Articles for Leeds United https://www.tribalfootball.com/clubs/leeds-united Thu, 14 Nov 2019 05:40:34 +1100 http://www.tribalfootball.com/images/tribal-logo-rss.png Tribal Football http://www.tribalfootball.com <![CDATA[Leeds owner Radrizzani in Paris for QSI investment talks]]> <p>Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani touched down in Paris yesterday for sale talks.</p><p>The Times says Radrizzani is in France to speak with Nasser Al-Khelaifi about investment which could lead to an eventual takeover of the Whites.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/leeds-owner-radrizzani-in-paris-for-qsi-investment-talks-4303424?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BLeeds%2BUnited'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani touched down in Paris yesterday for sale talks.

The Times says Radrizzani is in France to speak with Nasser Al-Khelaifi about investment which could lead to an eventual takeover of the Whites.

Radrizzani attended Paris Saint-Germain's 1-0 Champions League victory over Brugge on Wednesday night and was reportedly invited to the game by PSG and Qatar Sports Investment president Al-Khelaifi.

The pair have planned to have more discussions about QSI investing in Leeds.

Leeds have already acknowledged that there is an offer on the table from QSI, with reports in France claims talks have been progressing slowly.

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<![CDATA[QSI insider confident buying Leeds for '€60-80M']]> <p>Qatar's QSI are closing on a takeover deal for Championship outfit Leeds United.</p><p>And it's claimed in France they can buy the Yorkshire giants for 60-80m.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/qsi-insider-confident-buying-leeds-for-60-80m-4303286?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BLeeds%2BUnited'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Qatar's QSI are closing on a takeover deal for Championship outfit Leeds United.

And it's claimed in France they can buy the Yorkshire giants for 60-80m.

A source from the PSG owners told L'Equipe, "It's an opportunity, it's interesting and it's a big name in English football that we can help develop and bring back; a very beautiful brand with which one can recreate a story."

Asked about the claims of a "60-80m" price, the source added: "This is not wrong.

"PSG was bought about 70m. Today, its valuation reaches 1.3 or 1.4 billion euros and should easily reach 2 billion."

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<![CDATA[Joe White proud to follow Leeds hero grandad by penning pro Newcastle terms]]> <p>Joe White has signed pro terms with Newcastle United.</p><p>The Cumbrian midfielder agreed terms with the Magpies shortly after celebrating his 17th birthday last month, having already trained with Steve Bruce's first team squad and broken into the under-23s team this term.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/joe-white-proud-to-follow-leeds-hero-grandad-by-penning-pro-newcastle-terms-4303177?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BLeeds%2BUnited'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Joe White has signed pro terms with Newcastle United.

The Cumbrian midfielder agreed terms with the Magpies shortly after celebrating his 17th birthday last month, having already trained with Steve Bruce's first team squad and broken into the under-23s team this term.

His grandad, Peter Hampton, played for Don Revie's Leeds United in the 1970s and 1980s, as well as playing more than 100 games each for Stoke City and Burnley, and was at St. James' Park as White put pen to paper in the boardroom.

And the teenager told nufc.co.uk: "With my grandad being a professional footballer, he's been a massive part in helping me to achieve this first professional contract.

"But both grandads, and my dad especially, have been quick to tell me what I haven't done so well every week - but they're also supportive and watch my games, whether it's online or coming to the games, and everyone's been supportive of me.

"They've (dad Jamie and mum Fiona) had to take me (to and from training from the family home in Carlisle) four times a week, sometimes more, for the past four years so that's how much I've needed them to get this far, and I'm so grateful to them.

"I'm absolutely delighted to have signed. It's something I've been aiming to achieve since I've been here at Newcastle and it's something I've worked extremely hard for as well. And it's a proud moment for my family as well - they've done so much for me and I'm so grateful to them for that."

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<![CDATA[REVEALED: Arsenal can recall Eddie Nketiah from Leeds loan]]> <p>Arsenal can recall Eddie Nketiah if he continues to miss out under Leeds United boss Marco Bielsa.</p><p>The Elland Road manager is yet to give Nketiah a start in the Championship despite scoring at a rate of a goal every 86 minutes.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/revealed-arsenal-can-recall-eddie-nketiah-from-leeds-loan-4302221?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BLeeds%2BUnited'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Arsenal can recall Eddie Nketiah if he continues to miss out under Leeds United boss Marco Bielsa.

The Elland Road manager is yet to give Nketiah a start in the Championship despite scoring at a rate of a goal every 86 minutes.

Arsenal are monitoring the situation closely, according to The Athletic, and have an option to recall Nketiah if certain performance clauses are not met.

Yet there is reportedly a sense around both clubs that he is making progress and will develop at Leeds as hoped for.

Clubs clamoured to sign the 20-year-old after three goals in pre-season pushed him towards a tilt at the Arsenal first-team.

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<![CDATA[Leeds will compete with Newcastle for Chelsea fullback James]]> <p>Leeds United will compete with Newcastle United for Chelsea fullback Reece James.</p><p><a href="https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/10221256/steve-bruce-bid-chelsea-reece-james-newcastle-loan/">The Sun</a><a href="https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/10221256/steve-bruce-bid-chelsea-reece-james-newcastle-loan/"></a> says Newcastle and Leeds are expected to tussle it out for James in January.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/leeds-will-compete-with-newcastle-for-chelsea-fullback-james-4302210?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BLeeds%2BUnited'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Leeds United will compete with Newcastle United for Chelsea fullback Reece James.

The Sun says Newcastle and Leeds are expected to tussle it out for James in January.

Steve Bruce has a strong interest in the right-back, who has broken into Frank Lampard's first-team squad this season.

The Newcastle boss hopes he can convince Chelsea chiefs to loan out the 19-year-old to Tyneside as the Magpies fight to stay in the Premier League.

Bruce is set to make some calls ahead of the January transfer window in order to get ahead of the chasing pack.

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<![CDATA[Man Utd coaches scout Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips]]> <p>Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips is on Manchester United's radar.</p><p><a href="https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/10219464/man-utd-phillips-leeds-transfer-scouts/">The Sun</a><a href="https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/10219464/man-utd-phillips-leeds-transfer-scouts/"></a> says Old Trafford No2 Mike Phelan went for a personal check on the Elland Road star against Birmingham City last week as they take a close look.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/man-utd-coaches-scout-leeds-midfielder-kalvin-phillips-4301973?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BLeeds%2BUnited'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips is on Manchester United's radar.

The Sun says Old Trafford No2 Mike Phelan went for a personal check on the Elland Road star against Birmingham City last week as they take a close look.

And coach Kieran McKenna followed it up by checking on Phillips, 23, as he turned on the style again at Preston.

United know it will cost big money to land Phillips next summer and do not want to be caught out for reports on him if there is an auction.

Phillips signed a long term deal at Leeds recently but his future will be decided by whether or not his club make it to the top flight at the end of the campaign.

Earlier this year, Leeds rejected a 27million bid from Tottenham for Phillips - over fears as to how boss Marcelo Bielsa would react.

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<![CDATA[Leeds boss Bielsa delivers huge rant on Arsenal loanee Nketiah: He only thinks about himself!]]> <p>Marcelo Bielsa has defended his decision not to start Eddie Nketiah, claiming the Arsenal loanee does not play for the team.</p><p>Bielsa has started Patrick Bamford over Nketiah in every Championship game this season.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/leeds-boss-bielsa-launches-huge-rant-on-arsenal-loanee-nketiah-he-only-thinks-about-himself-4301771?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BLeeds%2BUnited'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Marcelo Bielsa has defended his decision not to start Eddie Nketiah, claiming the Arsenal loanee does not play for the team.

Bielsa has started Patrick Bamford over Nketiah in every Championship game this season.

This decision was brought into focus again this week when Nketiah scored a late equaliser against Preston North End.

In a lengthy explanation, Bielsa explained: "We cannot talk about Bamford when it's necessary to talk in comparison with Nketiah. I know that it's not your intention.

"But what I say about Bamford is going to be compared with what I say about Nketiah. So to talk about Patrick is more useful to describe Nketiah.

"Nketiah has developed at one club, Arsenal, and has to play at Leeds. I am not comparing the level of both. But you can see clearly the performance in one team or the other team. We don't have the players who win the match themselves.

"Big teams, like Arsenal, they have a lot of players that can win one match with one play. This is natural Nketiah has developed in this school.

"And he has all the resources, skills, to resolve the needs of scoring one goal. But we need to build the chance at goal. And we cannot build the chances if we don't have a structure within all the players to create the chances.

"You will see that every time is going to be less difficult to Eddie to be more similar to give this contribution to the team. When he in the last match went to the pitch at Preston, the match was played in the place of the pitch where he plays better, by the box.

"Against Birmingham he was far from the box and without offensive creation. And against Birmingham he didn't have a good match, against Preston he had an impact. To finish this explanation, the most important, what he does when we have to score. Nketiah is very good at scoring. Also Bamford.

"But Bamford is missing chances and Nketiah is scoring. But there is a fact before you score a goal, you build the situation that allow the chance to score.

"Bamford or Nketiah which player do you think ran more? [Journalists answer Bamford] No, Nketiah. You know why? Bamford ran for the needs of the team. Nketiah ran just to try and score.

"The metres that Bamford ran is true to the team. And to finish, Nketiah puts these meters in to finish the action.

"It's natural. What I'm looking for, to achieve that Eddie feels the needs of the team and that he understands if he doesn't put the metres in both things, he is going to have less chances to score.

"After saying that, I am not 100% sure what I'm saying. Football is football. We are forced to analyse. We are forced to take conclusions. But if the conclusion we take analyses where we are, football would not be the first sport in the word.

"If you give him the option to chose between my way to analyse and free football, I prefer free football. I don't prefer the football I build in my mind.

"Football is of players. Be careful. Every time you find less players who deserve the freedom of the free football.

"For this reason, Sheffield United can beat Arsenal. Because every time, there are less players who deserve one team where they don't have to adapt themselves to a new situation."

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<![CDATA[Holloway: Leeds boss Bielsa right to hold back Nketiah]]> <p>Former QPR boss Ian Holloway insists Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa is right to hold back on-loan Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah.</p><p>Holloway wrote for the <a href="https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/marcelo-bielsa-right-keep-super-20705402">Mirror</a>: "Marcelo Bielsa is doing the right thing by keeping Eddie Nketiah on the bench - and bringing him on to score goals.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/holloway-leeds-boss-bielsa-right-to-hold-back-nketiah-4301738?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BLeeds%2BUnited'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Former QPR boss Ian Holloway insists Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa is right to hold back on-loan Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah.

Holloway wrote for the Mirror: "Marcelo Bielsa is doing the right thing by keeping Eddie Nketiah on the bench - and bringing him on to score goals.

"He's not starting because he is inexperienced - but he is brilliant at what he does in the moment. In 90 minutes he might not give you what he is giving you as an impact off the bench. That's clever management.

"I'm very aware that being a manager you have to put people in the right position and that is part of your skill. So I would give Marcelo Bielsa credit that Nketiah is coming off the bench and scoring.

"Some young players who start regularly lose their efficiency. They think they are ready for the 90 minutes but they aren't quite.

"I fully understand what Bielsa is doing and fully respect it - because he has been a manager for a long, long time.

"At the minute - I wouldn't change a successful situation. Nketiah is still a very, very young man and every time he comes on, he scores. So why change anything?"

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<![CDATA[Leeds boss Bielsa blasts Arsenal legend Wright: You're not helping]]> <p>Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa insists he will keep selecting the team on his terms.</p><p>Bielsa insists he won't be rushed into finding a way to fit Patrick Bamford and Eddie Nketiah into the same team after yet another crucial goal for the Arsenal starlet.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/leeds-boss-bielsa-blasts-arsenal-legend-wright-you-re-not-helping-4301605?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BLeeds%2BUnited'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa insists he will keep selecting the team on his terms.

Bielsa insists he won't be rushed into finding a way to fit Patrick Bamford and Eddie Nketiah into the same team after yet another crucial goal for the Arsenal starlet.

Nketiah emerged from the bench to net a late equaliser for Leeds at Preston to leave them second in the Championship.

Gunners legend Ian Wright took to Twitter to urge Bielsa to start the England Under-21 international after his third Championship goal of the campaign.

"We have never proved this kind of combination in our training," Bielsa said of the possibility of the strike duo playing in tandem.

"In the international break, Nketiah is not with us, because we play twice a week and when we prepare in the week there are few spaces to try these kinds of things.

"When you have a series of bad results and you have to find a different solution, that [kind of series] hasn't happened. I think that all this around Bamford and Nketiah doesn't help both of them.

"It is natural that people argue about my decision because they don't have all the reasons I have. I want both of them to be a success this year. We have 46 matches or 50 matches.

"We are in the first 25 per cent of the competition. I think that we have time so I can find a way that both of them shine. If this doesn't happen, it is going to be a mistake of mine."

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<![CDATA[Arsenal legend Wright has Nketiah advice for Bielsa]]> <p>Arsenal legend Ian Wright has lead the chorus of supporters asking for Eddie Nketiah to start Leeds' next match.</p><p>The 20-year-old scored his third goal of the season to rescue a point for the Whites in Tuesday's 1-1 draw with Preston.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/arsenal-legend-wright-has-nketiah-advice-for-bielsa-4301579?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BLeeds%2BUnited'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Arsenal legend Ian Wright has lead the chorus of supporters asking for Eddie Nketiah to start Leeds' next match.

The 20-year-old scored his third goal of the season to rescue a point for the Whites in Tuesday's 1-1 draw with Preston.

It was Nketiah's 11th substitute appearance, having not been started once by Marcelo Bielsa.

And Gunners legend Ian Wright, who has given Nketiah advice this season, has demanded Bielsa change his starting line-up.

Wright wrote simply on Twitter: "Start him."

Both Leeds and Arsenal supporters echoed the statement across social media.

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