Leeds United are flying high at the top of the Sky Bet Championship table whilst near-neighbours Huddersfield Town aren’t in such a lofty position – the Terriers in 19th place.
The two sides met last weekend in an early kick-off at the John Smiths Stadium that brought the Whites a 2-0 victory. It was the first game between the two sides since 2017 due to Huddersfield’s two-season Premier League stay.
Leeds have immeasurably improved since then under the guidance of legendary Argentinian coaching genius Marcelo Bielsa. For Town, it has been contrasting fortunes and a change of coaches and a slip back into the Sky Bet Championship.
One thing that does bring them together though, that creates commonality, is that Premier League side Leicester City are scouting their players:
— Scouts in Attendance (@scoutsattending) December 11, 2019
This picture, taken by an eagle-eyed fan shows the Foxes scout making notes on headed notepaper for Leeds United’s Ben White, with Twitter account Scouts in Attendance adding that it appears that he is also tracking Terriers duo Kamil Grabara and Karlan Grant.
Grabara is on loan to the Terriers from Premier League pacesetters Liverpool, having been signed by the Reds from Danish side Aarhus in late June this year. To press, in 20 Sky Bet Championship games, the 20-year-old Poland Under-21 keeper has conceded 33 times and has kept four clean sheets.
22-year-old centre-forward Grant, a January 2019 capture from Charlton Athletic, has 11 goals and two assists in his 21 Championship games this season. He’s been a shining light for Town in what has been a somewhat dull campaign for the West Yorkshire side.
Leeds United’s defender Ben White, a youngster on loan from Premier League Brighton, has been a standout star in a Leeds United defence that is the meanest in the division. They have conceded just 10 times in 21 games and White has been a stand-out star since day 1.
His performances fear most Whites fans, have lifted him beyond the price bracket that the club could easily afford, whilst having the double-edge of inviting looks from Premier League sides such as Leicester City, albeit amongst a host of others.
With clubs in all tiers of English football gearing up for the busy Christmas run-in and the opening of the January transfer window, the rest of December could be very exciting indeed.