🚨REPORT : Leeds United Expresses Strong Interest in Signing Highly-Skilled Player Reminiscent of Ben White

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Leeds United enjoyed great success in the Championship loan market last season, with Joe Rodon proving an invaluable pick at the back.

But there is now a huge hole that brought the Welshman back to Tottenham Hotspur without a reunion at Elland Road, with a number of Premier League suitors now eyeing the heralded 26-year-old

Nevertheless, the Whites will be encouraged by a successful loan, which could lead them to sign the young defender ahead of the new demanding second division action.

Leeds “very excited” about the loan

The West Yorkshire outfit are “really keen” to complete a deal for Blues defender Alfie Gilchrist this transfer window, according to journalist Ben Jacobs, who recently spoke on Chelsea-based podcast London Is Blue.

The relegated 20-year-old has enjoyed a promising season at Stamford Bridge in 2023/24 despite Chelsea’s poor Premier League form, making 15 appearances in all competitions.

His services have attracted the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Preston North End, who are also keen to sign the up-and-coming defender this off-season, but Leeds should have the upper hand as Gilchrist is aware of how much Rodon has shone. at Elland Road on loan

The Chelsea number 42, who signed a new contract with the Blues in April this year, could offer Leeds something different to Rodon, having operated at right-back in west London last campaign.

How Alfie Gilchrist compares to Ben White

If the young defender arrives, Leeds’ Ben White could be next to sign, having become an established Premier League star since his formative move to Elland Road in 2020 and emerging as one for the future in a short but memorable time.

White has since become a reliable right-back for Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal side in League One, with 90 of his 134 appearances for the Gunners coming from that channel, despite never playing a minute from the position while on the books at Leeds.

He made four appearances for the Whites from defensive midfield, but in his one season at the club he has so far racked up 16 assists since moving to north London and has found his all-round game will improve his attacking play on the right pages. back.

Gilchrist could find himself on the same path as White, featuring exclusively from the heart of defense for the Blues at U23 level before being dropped into the senior mix last season with brilliance as a right-back option.

Chelsea’s promising number 42 would even play in that position when they faced Leeds in the last FA Cup campaign, making two clearances and two interceptions in an attempt to keep Daniel James and Crysencia Summerville at arm’s length .

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