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Report: Leeds want to raid Yorkshire rivals for talented teenager

Lee Clarke

Leeds United have joined Manchester United, Liverpool and Everton in the race to sign highly-rated Sheffield United teenager Kyron Gordon, according to the Daily Mail.

The central defender is on the radar of several Premier League clubs after impressing with the club’s under-23 ranks during 2020/21.

When Chris Wilder was in charge of the Blades he was working with the first-team in training and looked to be edging closer to his debut for the club.

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United are pleased with Gordon’s development but he does have just a year left on his contract. As a result, they could be facing a losing battle in their attempts to keep the youngster.

Leeds would represent an attractive option for the academy star. The club has a proud history of producing younger talents and their under-23 ranks are a joy to watch in full flight.

Last summer the club added the likes of Sam Greenwood, Cody Drameh and Joe Gelhardt to the ranks; with all three now knocking on Marcelo Bielsa’s first-team door.

Gordon has been on the bench for the Blades three times this season. He was an unused substitute against Manchester City in the Premier League and in games against Bristol Rovers and Chelsea in the FA Cup.

He has proved a star man for the club’s under-23 ranks and now has a plethora of clubs interested in him.

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The Whites have enjoyed a stunning maiden campaign in the Premier League and signing for the club looks an attractive option.

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Leeds aren’t blessed with a massive squad and in Bielsa, they have a manager who has no qualms with calling on youngsters to play in his first team.

As a result, Gordon would be extremely wise to ignore the other interested parties and seal a move north along the M1 and to Elland Road.

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