Leeds, Liverpool, Brighton have bids accepted for rising defensive starlet

Date published: Thursday 24th September 2020 5:00 - Rob McCarthy

Leeds, Liverpool and Brighton have all had bids accepted in the race to sign Motherwell’s highly-rated teenage defender Sam Campbell.

The 16-year-old is yet to decide on the move, with all three Premier League clubs trying to persuade him to join them, according to the PA news agency.

Crystal Palace are also monitoring the situation but the Eagles are yet to agree any deal with Motherwell.

He may remain in Scotland, with Well keen to keep him, having offered Campbell a three-year deal to stay.

They are likely to be able to offer Campbell a quicker route to first-team football. However, they face a battle to keep him from the English top flight.

Campbell is yet to make his first-team debut but has impressed at youth level for Motherwell. He played in their Under-18 team when he was just 14-years-old.

He joined the Scottish Premiership side in December 2018.

Motherwell are eighth in the league having won two of their first eight top-flight games of the season.

Stephen Robinson’s side face Hapoel Beer-Sheva in the Europa League third qualifying round on Thursday.



Manchester United do not expect Daniel James to leave in any kind of deal before the transfer window closes, according to a report.

Previous reports have claimed Leeds are keeping tabs on the Wales winger’s situation ahead of a potential second raid.

The Whites almost had James signed in January 2019, before his move spectacularly collapsed.

According to the Daily Star Sunday, Leeds could make another move for the 22-year-old if United sign Jadon Sancho. The Red Devils are keen to bring in another top winger, which could affect James’ game time.

However, the Manchester Evening News claims otherwise; United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly promised James he will remain a key part of his plans this season. Read more…


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