It has been an early start to the transfer window for EFL clubs as they adopt the Premier League ‘early window’ model for transfers. With an early window, you get an early ‘silly season’ of linked players.
In true fashion, Leeds United are being linked with many players such as young midfielders from Ireland all the way to 29-cap Uruguayan internationals such as Hull City’s soon-to-be free agent Abel Hernandez.
Another player linked with the Whites has been Union Berlin left-back Kristian Pedersen, who has been linked quite extensively with Leeds by big-hitting German media sites such as Bild. Bild reported at the start of this month that 23-year-old Pedersen, who is contracted until 2019, had “aroused the interest” of Championship side Leeds.
The is he/isn’t he merry-go-round took on another twist earlier today after the Danish defender posted the following brief video (still below) on his Instagram profile.
As can clearly be seen, the 23-year-old Dane is at an airport. That very fact has been enough to get Leeds United fans commenting and sharing the snipped and saved image on Twitter.
Pedersen, who arrived at Union Berlin in 2016 from Danish side HB Köge, made 32 appearances for the 2.Bundesliga side – scoring once against Sandhausen and providing four assists across the campaign.
Leeds United have suffered somewhat at left-back since Charlie Taylor was sold to Premier League Burnley. Right-back Gaetano Berardi filled in from his usual position, midfielder Vurnon Anita and winger Stuart Dallas doing the same.
The Whites splashed out £1.5 million on Laurens De bock from Club Brugge, but the jury is still out on him. Youngster Tom Pearce emerged from the Under-23s at the tail-end of the season and showed his promise. However, Leeds fans will quickly tell you that a regular left-back is one thing that would go down well at Eland Road.
Whether this picture of Kristian Pedersen at the airport will lead to one arriving is a different tale for a different time.