Birmingham City manager John Eustace has told BBC Sport that he does not want talented Blues teenager George Hall “going anywhere” amid reports Leeds United are ‘closing in’ on a move to land the midfielder in the January window.
Hall, 18, came into the season having only managed two senior appearances for the Blues. But this season, he has become first choice under Eustance – clocking up 18 Championship outings. Of those 18, he has started five times.
TeamTalk report that Leeds are actually ‘closing in’ on a move to sign Hall. With Mateusz Klich edging closer towards to Wayne Rooney’s DC United in the MLS, Hall is being eyed as a replacement. That is despite, being 14 years his junior.
However, a move does not appear as close as TeamTalk report. Indeed, Birmingham City boss Eustace says he does not want Hall “going anywhere” and sees a bright future for Hall at St. Andrews. Leeds have made an approach for Hall.
“He’s only just turned 18 – and he’s got an opportunity to showcase himself here. We don’t want George Hall going anywhere. George Hall is one of the top young players in the league,” Eustace said, as quoted by BBC Sport this week.
Eustace does not want Hall going anywhere amid Leeds closing in on him
Hall would be an exciting signing for Leeds. Even, if he would be in the Under-21 side to begin with. Arguably, not even our best option in the second string. Darko Gyabi is easily the best midfielder we have in Michael Skubala’s side.
Gyabi impressed when he came on against Elche and with Tyler Adams suspended against Manchester City, Gyabi could be used against his old side on the 28th. Hall has some way to go to reach Gyabi’s level. But, a good signing.