Leeds hoping to move quickly with move on Premier League outcast

Date published: Monday 6th January 2020 2:10 - Harry McMullen

Leeds United are being linked with a renewed attempt at signing Sheffield United’s Luke Freeman after the attacker struggled for minutes on the pitch this season.

According to The Sun, Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa is hoping to strengthen his squad ahead of their promotion push with Freeman – a player the Argentine pushed to sign in summer 2019 – well and truly on the radar.

The forward eventually moved to Bramall Lane from QPR for a £5m fee in the summer, but he is yet to leave his mark on the Blades’ Premier League campaign – making nine appearances without netting once.

The 27-year-old began his career at Gillingham before being snapped up by Arsenal as a teenager, where it appeared he was destined for big things.

Following a disappointing spell at Arsenal, Freeman had to ply his trade in the lower reaches of the EFL with the likes of Stevenage and Bristol City before moving to QPR.

Freeman is proven in the Championship and would be a great addition as a back up to Patrick Bamford.

 

 

Bielsa will be looking to get his business done quickly following Arsenal’s recalling of Eddie Nketiah last week.

Meanwhile, Leeds take on Arsenal on Monday night in the FA Cup third round.

United boss Marcelo Bielsa says he looks forward to challenging the 10-time winners of the trophy.

He said: “Of course it is a big challenge for us.

“It is enough to see the players and the prestige and level they have.

“When people think that we are the favourite in one match, we don’t consider things like that, neither with the opposite, which is in this case.

“Every time we compete we trust in our resources and respect our opponent’s resources.

“We will always do this with the wish to impose our style and we will try to do this on Monday.”

 

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