Defender drops Twitter hint as move to Leeds gains momentum
By Will Butcher
Benfica left-back Alexis Scholl dropped a big hint on his Twitter on Thursday afternoon that a move to Leeds is becoming more likely.
The 2o-year-old has been strongly linked this week with an Elland Road transfer after Player of the Year Charlie Taylor submitted a transfer request that was rejected by the club.
Intriguingly, the Belgian youngster retweeted a tweet from the Twitter account of Leeds website leedsunited-mad.co.uk, which had given brief background information on the defender.
Scholl spent last season loan at Belgian side Gent and has just 68 minutes of professional football to his name, making just three substitute appearances for Benfica’s B team, who play in the second tier of Portuguese football.
He was a trainee at Anderlecht and was signed by the Portuguese champions back in 2015 after spending three years at the Roger Vanden Stock stadium.
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Earlier on Thursday, Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay,cited Radio Yorkshire’s Joe Rawson, who claims that Leeds manager Garry Monk has turned his attention to Scholl.
.@joerawson saying Benfica left-back Alexis Scholl now a target for Leeds. Linked in Portuguese paper A Bola earlier this week.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) August 4, 2016
Scholl was reported to be on Monk’s shortlist by Portuguese newspaper A Bola on Tuesday.
Taylor has attracted Premier League interest since handing in a transfer request, and has just 12 months remaining on his Elland Road deal.
In other Leeds news, Jordan Botaka has responded to comments made by ex-boss Steve Evans.