By Sean Fisher

16th Dec, 2022 | 1:10pm

Leeds United deal still on to sign George Hall as journalist rubbishes snub talk

The Daily Mirror’s David Anderson insists Leeds United are still in the hunt to sign Birmingham City midfielder George Hall despite rumours on social media.

Jesse Marsch is on the lookout for more Leeds United signings in January, with the American wanting reinforcements both in midfield and the striker department.

Birmingham’s Hall was named as a long-term Leeds target by TeamTALK earlier this month, with the report suggesting that the 19-year-old could be the replacement for the outgoing Mateusz Klich.

However, as speculation started to grind to a halt, rumours started to spread on social media of Leeds being snubbed by the Championship side. Anderson took to Twitter to rubbish the rumours but did confirm that Leeds are not currently eyeing up a January move.

“Talk of Leeds being snubbed by Birmingham over teenage midfielder George Hall is wide of the mark. Leeds know all about him, but are not trying to sign him in the January transfer window,” posted Anderson.

Summer move on the cards

If January is out of the equation for Leeds, perhaps the Whites are waiting for the summer to complete a deal for Hall.

With Klich looking destined for an MLS move next month, it’s crucial that Marsch is backed and given funds to reinforce his midfield.

While Tyler Adams and Marc Roca have proved to be an incredibly reliable and consistent pairing, one injury or a poor run of form leaves Marsch with only Adam Forshaw as backup.

There’s simply nowhere near enough depth in the midfield to allow Marsch to rotate and manage his dressing room. Victor Orta and Adrea Radrizzani need to rally around Marsch and make sure he gets adequate backing in a season that is bound to go down to the wire once again.

If Anderson is correct about Birmingham not snubbing Leeds’ Hall interest, then there’s no reason why the Whites should be unable to lure him to Elland Road.

He’s young, energetic and hungry to improve – everything Marsch will be looking for as he tries to replace the experienced Klich.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites are set to profit further from Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips after their World Cup involvement