Leeds United have had a bid accepted for ‘highly-rated’ Motherwell defender Sam Campbell, according to PA journalist Nick Mashiter.
However, they have competition for the youngster’s signature.
Liverpool and Brighton have also had bids accepted which means it could come down to where Campbell wants to go.
Mashiter posted the update on Thursday morning.
— Nick Mashiter (@nickmashiter) September 24, 2020
In a report in the Lancashire Telegraph, it was said, “Campbell is yet to decide on the move with all three Premier League clubs trying to persuade him to join them.”
It is said that Motherwell have offered him a three-year deal.
Leeds – the best for youth
We don’t know much about Campbell, although we do know that the youngster moved up to the Under-18s team at the Scottish club last year. He joined Motherwell in 2018.
At 16, Campbell would be for the Leeds academy and if he’s looking for a progressive club to join then Leeds could win this race.
Leeds have spent a lot on senior players this summer but have been building for the future with significant moves for players such as Jo Gelhardt, Cody Drameh, Charlie Allen, Sam Greenwood and Crysencio Summerville.
- Helder Costa Wolves (£16m)
- Illan Meslier Lorient (£5m)
- Jack Harrison Manchester City (Loan)
- Joe Gelhardt Wigan (£1m)
- Cody Drameh Fulham (£800,000)
- Charlie Allen Linfield (undisclosed)
- Sam Greenwood Arsenal (undisclosed)
- Rodrigo Valencia (£27m)
- Robin Koch Freiburg (£13m)
- Crysencio Summerville Feyenoord (£1m)
The Leeds Under-18s have already had the big-match experience this season, too, when Marcelo Bielsa put them out in the EFL Trophy.
That didn’t go do well as the youngsters, skippered by Charlie Allen, were hammered 7-0 by League One side Accrington Stanley.
However, what a learning experience for them and that willingness to use the youngsters could help swing this one Leeds’ way.
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