Leeds United player ratings from Southampton, pundit makes bold claim as Whites linked with move for rising Bundesliga star - key headlines

Leeds United toppled Southampton in the Premier League 2-0 on Tuesday night to secure a top half finish - missed any of the latest Elland Road news? We've got you covered in our daily round up.

Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 9:03 am
Leeds United celebrate at Southampton. Pic: Getty

Latest Premier League transfer rumours

Leeds United are the fresh favourites to sign Hertha Berlin £25m-rated star Matheus Cunha, ahead of the likes of Monaco and Napoli. The Brazil international has scored seven goals and made four assists in the Bundesliga this season. (Various)

Chelsea have made contact with Bayern Munich about a move for 32-year-old Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, but the Premier League club face stiff competition from Paris St-Germain and Barcelona. (Sky Sport Germany)

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England striker Harry Kane is eyeing a move worth more than £100m to Manchester City in the summer after telling Tottenham Hotspur he wants to leave. Manchester United are keeping tabs on the 27-year-old, while Spurs would be reluctant to sell him to London rivals Chelsea. (Mirror)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he cannot rule out the club signing a striker in the summer, despite Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani, 34, signing a new deal with the Old Trafford side. (Goal)

Liverpool will open talks over new contracts with keeper Alisson Becker, 28, and midfielder Fabinho, 27, during the summer and plan to start discussions when the Brazil pair return for pre-season in July. (Mail)

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Leeds United player ratings against Southampton

Marcelo Bielsa's side put on another strong second half showing in the Premier League on Tuesday night.

The Whites secured a 10th away win of the season and with it made sure of a top half finish.

Patrick Bamford and Tyler Roberts were the scores on another impressive night for Leeds.

Check out our player ratings from St Mary's here

Marcelo Bielsa reveals delight after Saints win

Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa was delighted to see Tyler Roberts finally break his Premier League duck at the 26th time of asking in the 2-0 win at Southampton.

"I was happy that he scored because he had played many games and not managed to do it," said the head coach after his side's third straight Premier League win.

"The team in the second half looked a lot more like the team that it is. That's how we unlevelled the game in the second half, Southampton could have done the same in the first half."

Check out the full reaction from the south coast here

Ralph Hasenhuttl makes Whites admission post-match

Ralph Hasenhüttl admitted Leeds United found another gear in the second half at St Mary's to beat his Southampton side 2-0.

"Expected tough game with a very good first half from us but without the final goal, which was absolutely possible," said Hasenhüttl.

"We can't play much better than we did first half against such a physically strong team. It is normal that the performance then has more chances. I did get the feeling we gave a lot of chances away in the second half but you can see they have another gear we didn't find. This was the difference.

"The goal was well played, but a little unlucky for Alex [McCarthy]. It was tough, it was tight and we haven't been the team who scored. That's it. We have been a little bit closer to them but still not enough."

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Graeme Souness hails Elland Road boss Marcelo Bielsa

Graeme Souness paid Whites head coach Marcelo Bielsa the ultimate compliment - even before Leeds United's 17th victory of a stellar Premier League season at Southampton.

"They've been the best watch for me," said Souness, speaking on Sky Sports before Tuesday's clash at St Mary's.

"They play a brand of football that you can't help but enjoy.

"There's an honesty about them, they are a young group that prior to this year you are thinking 'these are not Premier League players' but to a man they have stood up and looked like they have belonged in this league.

"Some of the football has been fantastic and I would go as far as to say that he would be my manager/coach of the year.

"The football that he has got this group of players playing defies logic when you look at where those players were before."