By Jack Cunningham

21st Nov, 2021 | 10:25pm

Jamie Redknapp blown away by Leeds United starlet Joe Gelhardt

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp has been very impressed with Leeds United starlet Joe Gelhardt.

Speaking on Sky Sports Premier League before the Whites’ game against Tottenham Hotspur, Redknapp lauded the 19-year-old ahead of his first Premier League start.

He didn’t disappoint either, as he performed very well and looked like he had been in the Premier League for years.

He said: “He’s like a human wrecking ball.

“I like him; he’s really exciting. He’s fast; he’s aggressive; he gets on the ball, he takes people on.

“Once he gets into the box, he loves it; that’s where he can do most of his damage.”

Big future ahead for Gelhardt.

It seems remarkable that this was the former Wigan Athletic man’s first start in the Premier League.

You would have to say that it has been a long time coming as Marcelo Bielsa has elected to be patient with the forward.

However, after his display on Sunday, can he really ignore him any longer?

He provided a freshness and an energy that has been missing from the Whites at points this season, and now you would think he should become a key part of the first team.

He was even booked, showing that he isn’t afraid to put a tackle in, which is another good sign.

There is a reason that Redknapp was ranting and raving about Gelhardt, and we are so excited to see even more from him as the season goes on.

In other Leeds United news, Robbie Keane was blown away by one Leeds man in the defeat against Tottenham.