By Mark Smith

1st Nov, 2021 | 12:00pm

Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink stunned by Leeds sensation Joe Gelhardt

Leeds United sensation Joe Gelhardt has enjoyed a sensational month after making his senior breakthrough at Elland Road.

Despite shining against Wolves last week and coming off the bench at Arsenal, Marcelo Bielsa forced the attacker to sit and watch the win at Norwich.

That didn’t stop Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink waxing lyrical about his ability, insisting that Gelhardt has “everything” and can sell tickets alone.

Speaking on Sky Sports coverage of the game yesterday, Hasselbaink has clearly been stunned by the impact Gelhardt has had.

“He’s got everything,” he said.

“He’s got a silky left foot, he’s not afraid to take players on. He understands the game. He’s stocky, he’s strong, powerful – he’s going to have a bright future.

“That’s the kind of player you go to a stadium to watch.”


Leeds fans already knew the talent that Gelhardt possessed, but it looks as though he is picking up some real fans along the way from outside of the club.

Hasselbaink even admitted trying to sign the young attacker on loan at Burton Albion, but he was simply laughed away by the Whites.

They knew that Gelhardt could do it in the Premier League, so there was no chance he was temporarily leaving to play in League One.

That one run against Wolves to get the penalty was a small taste and left everyone begging for more at Elland Road.

Gelhardt is someone who arrived for less than £1million, and if he continues on this path, he will easily be worth 10-times that in years to come.

We can’t wait to watch this journey, it’s going to be very special.

In other Leeds United news, Paul Merson has dropped a huge transfer claim on one Whites star with an imminent exit on the cards