Liverpool In Pole Position To Sign Youngster After Leeds United Lose PL Qualification Play-Off!

Liverpool In Pole Position To Sign Youngster After Leeds United Lose PL Qualification Play-Off!

Liverpool are now leading the race to sign young midfielder Archie Gray as Leeds United failed to gain promotion to the PL last Sunday.

The Championship Drama

The 2023-24 PL season had a great title race and although it concluded in quite an anticlimactic manner with Manchester City winning the title, it kept the fans entertained.

However, the 2nd tier of English football, the Championship, ended on a much higher and more entertaining note than the PL.

Although Leicester City won the league by finishing in first place with 97 points, the surprising rise of Ipswich Town left everyone stunned as they finished the season in second place with 96 points.

With both Leicester and Ipswich securing PL promotion for the upcoming 2024-25 season, the race to secure the ultimate PL qualification intensified.

As Leeds United, Southampton FC, West Bromwich Albion FC and Norwich City contested in a fierce play-off, it came down to the Whites and the Saints facing each other in the final last Sunday.

Despite finishing the league season in third place, Leeds lost the final 0-1 to Southampton courtesy of the only goal scored by Adam Armstrong. Thus, Leeds’ hopes for PL promotion were demolished at Wembley.

Leeds United Might Lose Archie Gray To Liverpool

As the Whites failed to qualify for the PL, speculations regarding the futures of several players have surfaced as many of them are being considered PL grade.

Leeds might see many players leave this summer to play in the PL with better teams and one of them is young midfielder Archie Gray.

The 18-year-old has been on the radar of Liverpool for quite some time now and they can be one of the potential suitors for him.

Despite such a young age, Gray has played almost every game for the Yorkshire side, amassing 52 appearances across all competitions.

The England U-21 international averaged an 84.2% pass completion rate, 2.1 tackles, 0.7 interceptions and registered 2 assists across all competitions in the 2023-24 season (stats correct as of 30.05.2024)(stats via WhoScored).

Apart from the Reds, Newcastle United, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are also interested in securing the youngster’s services.

However, the Merseysiders lead the race ahead of Newcastle as they might lag behind due to FFP rules. Also the prospect of playing for a Champions League side like LFC under the management of new coach Arne Slot is more tantalizing.

The summer of 2024 will definitely be busy for Liverpool and if they add Archie Gray to the club, the Slot era could get well underway.

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