It was the beginning of December when reports first emerged that Leeds United were closing in on a move to sign Birmingham City midfielder George Hall – and now, The Mail claim Leeds are still in talks to bring Hall to Yorkshire.
Hall, 18, has missed Birmingham’s last six Championship matches through injury. But prior to that, the England youth international had clocked up 18 senior appearances for the Blues this season. He has 20 in total for the Midlands side.
A calf injury, then a hamstring injury, have prevented Hall from playing of late. With Mateusz Klich leaving Leeds to join DC United, TeamTalk reported that Leeds were closing in on a move to sign the midfielder. But nothing materialised.
Leeds have since brought in Max Wober and Georginio Rutter, with deals potentially reaching a fee north of £50m. That is, if add-ons are met. But Hall could still join Leeds with the Mail saying talks are still underway for the teenager.
Leeds still in talks to bring Birmingham City midfielder Hall to Yorkshire
Hall is a top talent. To have been a regular in a Championship side at just 18 this season is mightily impressive. But, Hall needs a platform to continue to shine to maximise his potential. Is playing for Leeds 21’s really the right move for him?
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Leeds already have Darko Gyabi and Archie Gray – the latter who is younger than Hall. So, Hall has a big decision to make. Continue to break his way into Birmingham’s side. Manager John Eustace thinks Hall is a “brilliant” player.
Leeds do need a midfielder. Talks are underway for Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie, as per Gianluca Di Marzio. But, Hall is not good enough for the senior side and would have to fight his way past the 21’s. Better off staying put.