Leeds reportedly eye £15m-rated PL midfielder that lee Johnson said is a "superstar in the making"
Leeds United are reportedly interested in raiding Burnley for midfielder Josh Brownhill this summer. The ex-Bristol City captain joined Burnley in January 2020, since starring for Sean Dyche’s side. Back in 2019 before his move, Lee Johnson labelled Brownhill a “superstar in the making”.
Brownhill, 25, has been excellent for Burnley, and he was for Bristol City. Clocking up 161 appearances for the Robins, he had a hand in 29 goals and his leadership saw him become captain at an early age. For a player of just 25, Brownhill is already very experiended – clocking up 298 club outings.
Teamtalk claim that Leeds are battling West Ham in the race to sign Brownhill. Burnley want a fee in the region of £15million, who has already played 47 times for the Clarets since his move to Turf Moor. Johnson’s 2019 verdict will surely convince Leeds fans over midfielder Brownhill.
“First and foremost, Josh is just an unbelievable lad. He’s been a very good student and I took him on loan to Barnsley and could see a superstar in the making,” Johnson said, as per the Bristol Post in 2019. “He can tackle, he can get up and down, he’s bright with his football brain.
“He’s got a goal in him, he has good set-piece delivery and free-kicks from the edge of the box. He’s the first in and last out and every day he comes in and tries to get better. He must go down as one of the value signings in Bristol City’s history.”
Is Brownhill the man Leeds need – amid Johnson comments?
At £15million, he could be a bargain for Leeds. Saturday’s defeat to Manchester United is proof that Leeds need more depth in the middle of the park. Mateusz Klich is struggling to find his best form in the Premier League and Leeds need better. They also need cover for Kalvin Phillips.
Brownhill can do both jobs. At £15million, he is pretty cheap for an English midfielder at the age of 25. If Leeds can get a deal done for Brownhill, then it would be a sensational bit of business. But Leeds need to get a move one with less than two weeks left in this summer’s window.