By Saikat Mandal

15th Nov, 2022 | 4:40pm

Birmingham will inevitably sell George Hall as Leeds United lurk ahead of January

Leeds United-linked George Hall could leave Birmingham in January, and the transfer looks “inevitable” at the moment, as reported by the Daily Mail.

The England U-19 midfielder is a target for the Whites, and the Championship club could offload him to fund moves for new arrivals.

Birmingham want to sign Dion Sanderson permanently in January from Wolves, and Hall’s departure could give them the funds required to sign him.

The Daily Mail reported on 6 November that the Whites are leading the race to sign the 18-year-old youngster.

The young talent has made five starts in the Championship this season, and a further 12 appearances have come from the bench. He has managed one goal and an assist this far.

Hall is a typical box-to-box midfielder who has the ability to create chances and score goals. He has got bundles of energy, and Birmingham’s Under-18 coach Martyn Olorenshaw said in November 2021 described him as an “explosive” talent.

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The central midfield is one area that Leeds need to bolster as they should be looking to sign a replacement for Adam Forshaw in the long run.

Hall is unlikely to break into the Leeds senior team immediately but he has all the potential to be a top-quality player. He has made great progress in the past 12 months or so, and the Whites are willing to take a gamble on him.

With Birmingham needing money to do some business in January, it looks the departure of Hall is on the cards. That doesn’t mean, he will move to Leeds, but there’s a strong possibility.

In other Leeds United news, a BBC Sport pundit accused one set of Whites players of making unreasonable demand of their teammates in the Spurs game.