By Mark Smith

18th Jun, 2022 | 10:30am

Leeds United now locked in talks with Birmingham City to sign George Hall

Leeds United are now locked in talks to sign Birmingham City wonder George Hall, according to the Daily Mail on Saturday morning (18 June).

The newspaper reported in their print edition [pg. 119] that the Whites are in for two other transfers too with West Ham’s Sonny Perkins and Paris Saint-Germain’s Arnaud Kaliumendo.

Victor Orta is getting busy in the window already, with deals for Brenden Aaronson, Rasmus Kristensen and Marc Roca clearly just the beginning at Elland Road.

Leeds are constantly looking to improve their academy each year as well as the senior side.

The Whites have tasted great success in that department too, with Lewis Bate, Joe Gelhardt and Sam Greenwood all shining at different points of the last Premier League season.

Add to that the likes of Crysencio Summerville and Charlie Cresswell, and there is a clear pathway to senior football at Elland Road which no doubt helps with these kind of signings.

No rest.

Orta isn’t one of those to sit back and relax once a deal is done.

The Spaniard gets straight back to work with numerous plates spinning at once as he looks to strengthen at all levels of the club this summer.

It is set to be the busiest summer in years at Elland Road, and the academy could be significantly strengthened by the arrival of Hall and Perkins.

At the beginning of June [1st], the Daily Mail also reported that a £1million was being considered by Leeds for Hall, so these talks suggest that may not be far off.

Marc Roca has been finalised for the first team, but the midfield is set to go under a real makeover at all levels now with Jesse Marsch clearly making that a priority area.

This may not be one of those that gets you off your seat immediately, but with England youth international experience behind him, Hall could really be one that can take off in the years to come.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites are readying a new bid for a blockbuster striker signing according to Phil Hay after Premier League survival