By Saikat Mandal

18th Dec, 2022 | 3:40pm

Leeds United expected to make new bid for George Hall in January as transfer stance emerges

Leeds United are expected to make a move for Birmingham City midfield prospect George Hall in the January window, according to the Daily Mail

The Whites are long-term admirers of the player and made an attempt to sign him last summer but were put off by Birmingham’s valuation. 

The England U19 international missed Friday’s 3-2 win over Reading with a calf strain. 

Everton and Liverpool are also keen to sign the youngster who has been part of manager John Eustace’s first-team plans this season. 

The Whites are expected to “renew their efforts” in January but they do realise that the competition for the youngster is increasing. 

Top talent

With the two Merseyside clubs now in the picture, Leeds must intensify their efforts to bring the player to Elland Road. 

Eustace has made it clear that though that keeping hold of Hall is a priority for the Championship club, as speculation mounts on his future. 

TEAMtalk reported on 13 December that the Whites are on the verge of securing the signature. 

He is seen as one of the top young players in the league, and the club want to keep him. 

He has started five times in his 18 appearances this term, and the youngster is in good hands at St Andrew’s.

However, there’s also the business side of the game, and Birmingham would be powerless to keep him if the aforementioned Premier League clubs come up with good offers for the player. 

Hall is an exciting talent and someone worth taking the punt on. With Mateusz Klich likely to be on his way out of Elland Road, he could be his long-term replacement. 

In other Leeds United news, the Whites look set to sign the new Jude Bellingham to replace Mateusz Klich.