Leeds United, who have been at the heart of punters’ bet365 erbjudandekod use going wayward so far this season, are eyeing a late transfer swoop for Sheffield United starlet Daniel Jebbison in this transfer window.
According to TEAMtalk, Marcelo Bielsa’s side are among a number of sides keeping a close eye on developments over Jebbison, with Sheffield United open to selling him this summer.
The report adds that while Everton’s bid for the young striker was turned down, they too are expected to go back in with an improved bid while Aston Villa and Brentford are also eyeing up moves of their own.
Dubbed a “shining light” by Sky Sports pundit Micah Richards, Jebbison made his mark towards the back end of last season, notching against Everton – in fact, by finding the back of the net, he became the youngest player in Premier League history to score on his first start at that level.
His former manager at Chorley, Jamie Vermiglio, said: “Jebbo was on loan with us but missed the train before his debut against Chester. It meant he had to get a taxi all the way across.
“Cost him an absolute bomb. About £180, all out of his own pocket. But the main thing is he wasn’t late. To me, that showed what the lad is all about. Some lads in his position at a Premier League academy might have just sacked it off.
“Players do turn their nose up all the time at travelling to Chorley and dropping down four or five leagues to play. But not him. That’s why he made such a good impression here, despite not being with us for very long. But what I did like was his willingness to go into a new environment at 17. He didn’t drive, didn’t know anyone here. But he was prepared to take that gamble, that little risk. That shows what sort of a character he is.”
Given all the impressive youth-team signings Leeds have made over the last 12 months in particular – the likes of Joe Gelhardt and Sam Greenwood in particular – securing a deal for Jebbison could well be another masterclass from Victor Orta.
The 6 foot 3 centre-forward has already got his taste of Premier League football at Sheffield United, and under the coaching and guidance of Bielsa at Elland Road, he could turn into a real superstar.