🚨EXCLUSIVE : A promising Leeds United player is reportedly giving serious thought to pursuing a career in European football

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Leeds United fans will be convinced that Archie Gray is staying put this summer for a number of reasons, but the German media want you to believe otherwise.

The 18-year-old is on the radar of a number of big English and European clubs after a sensational 2023-24 campaign in which he played more than 50 times in all competitions as Leeds reached the play-offs.

But defeat in the play-off final means Leeds and the Grays remain in the Championship for another season and attempt to return to the Premier League for a second spell under Daniel Farke.

Gray has made it clear on numerous occasions that he only wants to play for Leeds and has largely given the impression that he will stay there, whether in England’s second division or among the country’s top flight.

But a report in German newspaper BILD claims that sources from the “sensational” star’s entourage have said he is now “definitely considering” a move to the Bundesliga giants.

Archie Gray is considering a move to the Champions League finalists

Borussia Dortmund’s interest will come as no surprise to Leeds fans, with the German side reportedly showing an interest in the England Under-21 star for much of the season, even more so when Leeds failed to gain promotion.

Over the weekend, The Sun published an outlandish claim that Leeds were prepared to sell Gray for a bargain price of £20million. But this is of course far below the midfielder’s actual valuation, probably double or more.

The report says Dortmund have been put off a move, but now BILD say Dortmund are still very interested and that information from Gray’s camp has hinted to the paper that he too is keen.

If Leeds want to sell Gray, Dortmund are the best option

For a number of reasons, the first being that Leeds do not want to be promoted and then face the more experienced Gray, who may even feature for England in the reunion.

Second, a move to Dortmund will allow Gray to flourish. He won’t see himself going to Tottenham or City and rotting in the reserves and ending up back in the Championship, just ask Jack Clarke after going to Spurs.

Whether Dortmund are willing to meet Leeds’ asking price remains to be seen, but the allure of joining the Champions League finalists is huge.  Dortmund have also shown an interest in Leeds left-footer Ilio Gruev.

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