Leeds are reportedly keen on signing Birmingham City talent George Hall as a replacement for Mateusz Klich – but with the club keen to keep him, surely we should be switching our attention to Jude Bellingham’s younger brother, Jobe?

TeamTalk claim that Leeds are ‘closing in’ on 18-year-old Hall. But, Birmingham Live say that while Leeds have made an approach – Birmingham have said ‘no thanks’. Boss John Eustace says he does not want Hall to be “going anywhere”.

So, with Birmingham taking a firm stance on Hall – Leeds may have to alter their view. But they should not be looking to distant, in fact, the same team. Bellingham is in a similar position to Hall. At 17, his reputation is growing rapidly.

Not just because of his elder brother. But TeamTalk report it is more than just one club on his tail, as it is with Leeds and Hall. Indeed, they claim Rangers, Newcastle, Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Nice and Bayer Leveruksen are keen.

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Leeds should be switching attention to Jobe Bellingham

The three-time England Under-18 international is still only 17, but already has 15 senior Birmingham appearances to his name. Just before the World Cup break, he was handed his first start in the League for the Blues, by Eustace.

But with his contract set to expire in 18 months, clubs are beginning to circle. Of course, he will do incredibly well to be as good as his brother and in such a short space of time. But forgetting that, he is still an very, very impressive talent.

What he does have in comparison with his elder brother, is he is an attacking midfielder that can play deep – or as a 10. The next Klich. Leeds need to rival the likes of Newcastle and Rangers for Bellingham – instead of trying to sign Hall.

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