By Sam Stone

24th Dec, 2022 | 8:10pm

Leeds United make decision on signing George Hall as seven-figure Birmingham City development emerges

Leeds United will not move for Birmingham midfielder George Hall in the January window at his current valuation, according to Leeds Live.

The Mirror (23 December, Page 52) suggest the 18-year-old is valued at around £15million and has made 18 appearances for the Championship club in the 2022/23 season.

Leeds Live has since revealed (24 December) Hall has a “big” seven-figure price tag and that the Whites won’t move in January, with the midfielder more likely to leave Birmingham in the summer when his contract is closer to its expiry.

Hotting up

Hall is a man in demand and it’s easy to see why. If Hall is anything like Birmingham’s previous youth products, then this is a move Leeds should be looking to get over the line. Jude Bellingham has certainly gone on to be a monumental success for Borussia Dortmund and England since coming through the ranks at St Andrew’s, so there’s a good chance something similar could happen with Hall.

The Whites have made a habit of signing promising young talents from other English clubs; Sonny Perkins and Darko Gyabi are the latest players to have been signed as the West Yorkshire side look to improve their already impressive collection of young talents.

The future is certainly bright for Leeds, and it’s always encouraging to see more younger players linked to the club. Hall certainly won’t be the last prospect linked to the Whites in the January window. Jesse Marsch will also be eager to land a senior left-back and proven striker next month.

In other Leeds United news, we can exclusively reveal a major decision being made on Liam Cooper after he missed the friendly defeat to Monaco.