A semi-detached in Armley, two-thirds of the new Elland Road pitch, or a long-haired right-back-cum-centre-back from Bristol City, are just a selection of things you could be, or have been, purchasing for around £200,000. For Leeds United, in the summer of 2016, it was the latter of those which proved to be the most appealing, and later the most shrewd of acquisitions, when they picked up Luke Ayling.

Since signing at Elland Road, Ayling established himself as one of the finest full-back’s in the Championship, and has since continued his personal trajectory by becoming one of this season’s most impressive…


This time last year, Pascal Struijk had played a grand total of 7 minutes for Leeds United’s first team, 6 of which can be described as little more than a baptism of fire, when he was thrown on in the closing stages of the game at home to Cardiff City where Leeds blew a 3 goal lead. Fast forward one year and Struijk has established himself in the first team as an incredibly promising centre-back, while also demonstrating an ability to deputise for Kalvin Phillips when required this season too.

Despite his age, relative inexperience and clear talent, Struijk has…


Upon Leeds United’s return to the Premier League this season, Patrick Bamford has received many plaudits for both his goals and his overall role in ‘leading the line’ for Marcelo Bielsa’s side, exceeding many people’s expectations of how well he might be able to perform after promotion. While it is clear his finishing has become more clinical than last season, we wanted to gain a greater understanding of how big of an impact he has really made and whether he can realistically be considered to be among the elite strikers in European football at the moment.

While a slightly ambiguous…


Patrick Bamford and Raphinha have understandably claimed many of the plaudits and headlines for Leeds United this season, but Jack Harrison whose performances have largely gone under the radar, has more than played his part in Leeds’s impressive return to the top flight. We take a deeper look at his season so far and how far he has come over his nearly three seasons at Leeds under Marcelo Bielsa.

It is easy to forget that Harrison is not a fully-fledged Leeds player still, deep into his third season on loan from Manchester City, it feels that this coming summer will…


Stuart Dallas is seemingly a player that can and has done it all at times for Leeds United, with regular changes of position over his five and a half seasons at the club, but to simply describe him as a utility man would be a disservice to both his ability and how well he has regularly adapted his game to become one of the most important pieces in Marcelo Bielsa’s squad. Dallas has consistently proven he is equipped to thrive across several positions whenever needed and be a real asset for the team, both defensively and in attack.

Dallas is…


With Rodrigo receiving some mixed reviews during his first few months in West Yorkshire, we assess the evolution of his role from his time at Valencia, and now his performances for Leeds so far this season, to highlight how he has quickly established himself as a highly accomplished Premier League attacking midfielder, rather than the new striker he was expected to be.

When the rumours first broke in August last year that Leeds United were in advanced talks to sign Spanish international striker Rodrigo, excitement and anticipation spread like wildfire. And why not, eh? …

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