Leeds United fans have been discussing the potential of a new signing this week.
The Athletic’s Phil Hay dropped a huge story on Thursday claiming that the west Yorkshiremen were in advanced talks with 16-year-old Crystal Palace starlet Jadan Raymond.
He’s set to leave the Premier League outfit next week after rejecting their offer of a professional deal and the Whites appear to be in the running to land him alongside Portuguese top-flight side Vitoria Guimaraes.
This emerging development has sparked a reaction from plenty of the Elland Road faithful on Twitter.
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Some have taken a liking to signing the teenager, claiming he would be a good talent to have within the youth setup whilst others have their doubts, suggesting that he’s merely going to be another Ian Poveda.
The report goes on to reveal that Raymond is one of the most highly-regarded youngsters within the Eagles’ academy ranks, so United could be smart to poach him from their grasp this summer.
They are likely to have to pay £1m in compensation, too.
Here’s how the rest of the fanbase have reacted…
— Oli 💙💛 (@Oli_LUFC_) June 25, 2020
Looks a talent https://t.co/r8pW8TnEGZ
— Laura (@lauralufcmot) June 25, 2020
— ROSSii (@MrROSSii1990) June 25, 2020
Just a quick check in on some news. Raymond is part of a talent England youth age group including our very own @nkenneh89. Academy slowly starting to come together. Expect many new faces at under 18 and 16 level this summer👀 #LUFC https://t.co/whLHVBWmG8
— FocusOnLeeds (@FocusOnLeeds) June 25, 2020
Could be the next Poveda
— James Jaffray (@jaffacakes1984) June 25, 2020
— Jonathan Powell (@jpowell100) June 25, 2020
Doubt he will end up at Leeds but a very good prospect
— JM (@Joey1919LS11) June 25, 2020
The Bielsa effect. 😎
— Ash Cook (@ashcook4) June 25, 2020
Another one for Bielsa to put on the bench
— Marcus (@Marcus06439304) June 25, 2020
Another poveda will he actually get any gametime
— ian burns (@ianpburns1) June 25, 2020
Speaking to a couple of palace fans I know and they’ve said he’s a talent, fingers crossed considering we always seem to produce good youth that gets sold on🤞🏼
— Ash (@ashlaurenn_) June 25, 2020
We need back up strikers. Doesn’t look like Biesla fancies edmondson. Absolutely wafer thin on this front. Shocking for a club the size of leeds
— Mip (@mipsical) June 25, 2020