A number of Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to comment on reports from TEAMtalk this week suggesting that the Whites have registered an interest in Arsenal’s Calum Chambers.
Leeds certainly need to strengthen their defensive ranks before the new campaign starts. German outlet Kicker reported on Friday that they are closing in on landing Freiburg defender Robin Koch.
And it appears that they may also have their eye on other options. TEAMtalk reported this week that the club have been in contact with the Gunners regarding a potential move for Chambers.
The report noted that Leeds were already monitoring teammate Rob Holding. TEAMtalk claims that Mikel Arteta is willing to let Chambers leave this summer for a fee of around £12 million.
Chambers has endured a tough time of late. He has not played since December due to injury. Worryingly, Arsenal could only confirm on their official website that they hope to have Chambers back in full training as soon as possible.
That would arguably suggest that a summer move could be unlikely. Nevertheless, plenty of Leeds fans have been debating whether Chambers would be a good addition.
Some believe that it would be too much of a gamble to make a move. He has struggled with injury during his time at the Emirates. And at 25, he can no longer be classed as a youngster.
However, others have insisted that he could be an inspired signing. He has often impressed when he has been available. And he offers a lot of versatility.
If he can stay fit and develop further under Bielsa, many supporters are optimistic that he could prove to be a great addition.
Here is how some of the fans have reacted to the reports…
Should be looking at Holding not Chambers
— Bielsa’s Leeds (@BielsasLeeds) August 26, 2020
Callum Chambers and Koch at the back would be sick
— lewis (@lewis__lufc) August 26, 2020
Think Chambers is the kind of player Bielsa could work his magic with, but I’d want Koch as well. We’re ridiculously short of defenders and while Bielsa is relaxed knowing he can just pay a centre forward there, this is the kind of stuff I lose sleep over 😂. #lufc
— The Scratching Shed 🏆 (@TSSLUFC) August 26, 2020
If Bielsa thinks he’s the one who am I to argue but hand on heart not convinced he’s the answer to replacing White.
— Mark Devaney 💙💛 (@markwd1) August 26, 2020
Chambers played a bit at holding mid in the Prem with fulham as well as CB and RB so his versatility would be nice. Feel like he’s always hurt though
— David Geckle (@DPG124) August 26, 2020
Preferred the link to Rob Holding
— Tommy Ellam (@Ellam9) August 26, 2020
Would take him. Always felt there was a player in there
— Lew Bridges (@Bridgeo_116) August 26, 2020
I like him… Given game time & Bielsa coaching him he can be a top player.
— Lenny (@Run_lenny) August 26, 2020