Leeds fans waited patiently for the appointment of new manager Marceloa Beilsa and now that he’s in place their attention has turned squarely to new recruits.
Lots of players have been linked with Leeds but there are two names that fans are especially excited about – Tottenham’s Juan Foyth and Man City youngster Phil Foden.
Bielsa has links with both City’s Pep Guardiola and Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino – who called the Leeds manager his “football father” – and fans are hoping that these can lead to their side landing two hugely exciting young players.
Leeds fans are particularly excited about the possibility of Foden joining from Man City.
The 18-year-old made five cameo appearances for City in the Premier League last season but would struggle for meaningful game-time again this season at the Etihad.
Foyth is a hugely talented centre-back who is being groomed for stardom in north London by Pochettino after his £12million summer transfer from Estudiantes.
Leeds fans would love to see both of them at Elland Road next season – here are the best reactions to the speculation:
I get very, very, very few transfer rumours dropping my way these days (well done: LUFC), but I've heard Foden & Foyth are there for the club to say yes to. I assume that means they're offered and i just requires club consent, but by Jesus what a couple of signings they'd be.
— Simon O'Rourke (@simon_orourke) June 20, 2018
Foden would be ridiculous. Them 2 and then spend big on Abel and vydra get Gunn and stockdale. Omg.
— jayjay82 (@jwh1982) June 20, 2018
Foden is the best young player in the country and will get more 1st team at city this season
I'd be amazed if they send him to leeds
But it would be brilliant if they do
— All White Al (@All_White_Al) June 20, 2018
Absolute scenes if we get Foden. #LUFC
— Richard Craven (@Richiecraves) June 20, 2018
Given Bielsa’s connections with Pochettino as well, wouldn’t surprise me if we grab one or two from Spurs as well.
— James aka Chunk (@chunkyboyjames) June 21, 2018
Would be excellent if we get them two,Radz just needs to sneak in and change the small print of their contracts without anyone knowing to "loaned for a season to LUFC with an option to buy if(when) we go up"
— Wayne Monaghan (@White_never_red) June 21, 2018
Would be immense signings. That said I don't like too many loan signings in a side. These two would be worth it though
— Lew Bridges (@Bridgeo_116) June 21, 2018
Wow they’d be class signings Simon if true
— Benny 💙💛 (@BennyTaylsLUFC) June 20, 2018
Surely Bielsa would say yes to both!! Can’t believe Foden though, that’d be unreal! Those 2, Hernandez & Gunn we’re suddenly transformed
— Glynn (@GlynnTQ) June 20, 2018
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