Leeds have today been linked with a loan move for Liverpool winger Ben Woodburn. The youngster is extremely talented and has recently been in the headlines for impressing on the international stage, scoring a couple of crucial goals in Wales’ World Cup Qualifying campaign.
A variety of outlets are reporting interest from Leeds for the winger, including the Huddersfield Examiner, and the reason they are reporting the interest is because they believe Leeds United are competing with Huddersfield Town for the player. David Wagner is best mates with Klopp so that could well be a key detail in where the Liverpool youngster goes. There are plenty of clubs queuing to try to convince Liverpool and the player to join them according to the reports, and whoever does sign the player is getting an exciting prospect. It would certainly be a loan, Liverpool won’t want to sell and I think he has just signed a new deal with the club, wherever he goes he’ll want to play more weeks than not, and Liverpool will be adamant that’s part of the deal.
The question for Leeds is simple, do we really need another winger? Gjanni Alioski, Pablo Hernandez, Pawel Cibicki, Hadi Sacko, Stuart Dallas and Kemar Roofe can all play in that position, and some of them are playing very well. I would be looking for a centre-back, maybe an advanced midfielder to play behind Saiz and a striker if we go into the market but that’s just me. Woodburn is a very goof footballer, he’s highly rated by Liverpool and very highly rated by Wales, and he seems certain to break through at some stage in the future. Whether anything comes of this news remains to be seen. One thing is certain, there are plenty of suiters.