By Pranav Shahaney

6th Nov, 2023 | 8:40pm

Leeds United transfer news emerges amid quest to sign Brighton and Everton target Fabio Jalo

Leeds United are in a transfer battle with Everton, Brighton and Fulham to sign Barnsley attacker Fabio Jalo, according to TEAMtalk.

The English media outlet reported on 6 November that the EFL League One club may be forced to sell him in the January transfer window.

In the article, he has been labelled a “star” who made headlines recently by scoring a wonder goal.

The report read, “Our sources reveal that along with the Premier League trio, Leeds United and Sunderland are also amongst the sides showing a real interest.”

One for the future

Jalo may be talked about highly but he’s still only 17 and has some way to go before he can be considered a first-team regular.

Leeds can do with more players in reserve and should they sign the Portuguese youngster, but he’ll be an under-21s player for the foreseeable future.

They can sign him in January and loan him back to Barnsley and perhaps that’s a deal that could work out for all parties concerned.

However, one can understand why he’d want to move to a Premier League side over one that’s currently in the Championship.

Brighton also have a track record of doing wonders with young talents and that may play a huge role in his decision.

His contract expires in the summer so if Barnsley are to get something, they need to cash in over the winter.

In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay claims that big European clubs have been keeping tabs on a Whites player for a while and are still willing to sign him.