By Pranav Shahaney

14th Jun, 2023 | 10:10am

Leeds United make breakthrough after talks with ex Liverpool transfer chief Stuart Webber

Leeds United have reportedly made progress after talks with former Liverpool and current Norwich chief Stuart Webber in the last 24 hours.

According to the Daily Mirror [14 June, 06:58], the 39-year-old is closing in on a move to Elland Road to replace Victor Orta.

PA journalist Nick Mashiter wrote on Twitter on 13 June that he had spoken to Leeds recently and it’s also been announced that he will be parting ways with Norwich City.

Better options surely

Leeds cannot believe that Webber is the best option out there and they need to continue their extensive search to bring in the right person for the job.

There’s a very good chance of Webber being the next Orta and the fact that he’s got Liverpool on his CV should not mean that he’s incredible.

He fell out with the Norwich City fans post their relegation and failed to build a team that could establish themselves as Premier League regulars.

Norwich became what many like to call a “yo-yo” team when Webber was there and one would not want the same thing happening to Leeds.

They need someone efficient who can work with the new owners and get this team into the Premier League and then build on those foundations and stay there.

It remains to be seen if they manage to get in a new sporting director before a new manager but right now, all signs are pointing towards the latter coming in first.

In other Leeds United news, a BBC pundit has been left stunned as Phil Hay has dropped a fresh update on who the Whites are considering bringing in as manager this summer.