Leeds United could make free agent move as Whites star tipped for shock call-up
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Leeds United could be handed a chance to land a former transfer target on a free transfer over the coming weeks.
The Whites were one of a number of clubs to be linked with a move for Philadelphia Union’s German defender Kai Wagner during the January transfer window as they looked to boost their squad in a bid to remain in the Premier League.
Despite the interest, Wagner remained with the MLS club and went on to score three goals and provide ten assists in all competitions for his side. Despite that performance, The Athletic have reported the full-back is ‘likely’ to leave the Union after talks over a new contract failed to reach a successful conclusion.
That means Wagner will become a free agent over the coming weeks and is said to be drawing interest from Greek club AEK Athens, who are managed by former Union head coach Matias Almeyda.
Whites star tipped for shock England call-up
Former Leeds United goalkeeper Paul Robinson believes Whites youngster Archie Gray could ‘make great strides’ over the next year and put himself into contention for a place in England’s Euro 2024 squad.
The 17-year-old midfielder has earned Three Lions caps at several youth levels and made his Under-19s debut in a goalless draw with Montenegro in a European Championship qualifier last week.
Gray, who is also eligible to represent Scotland at senior level, has found an admirer in Robinson and he believes he can benefit from working under Whites boss Daniel Farke and push himself closer to landing senior caps over the coming years.
The former Whites keeper told BBC Five Live: “My dark horse for the Euros squad, a real outsider from me, somebody I’ve watched regularly at Leeds United, Archie Gray. Hasn’t played in the England under-21s yet, represented England at every level up to under-19s.
“He’s a regular for Daniel Farke in the Leeds side this year, and I expect him to make great strides in the next 12/18 months.”