Pundit predicts clubs will queue up to sign Leeds United players should the Whites get relegated



TalkSPORT pundit Gabby Agbonlahor believes a number of Leeds United stars will be courted this summer by Premier League clubs in the event the Whites get relegated from the Premier League. Leeds fell to a disappointing 3-0 loss to Chelsea on Wednesday night, with Jesse Marsch’s side sitting inside the relegation zone in 18th place with two games to go.

There has been plenty of talk linking Leeds star Raphinha with a move to Barcelona in recent months. And Agbonlahor believes that Premier League clubs will be queuing up to sign some of Leeds’ current squad if they get relegated back to the Championship come the end of the season.

“I said at the start of the season that Leeds would have second season syndrome and they would go down,” said Agbonlahor on talkSPORT breakfast.

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“I knew they would. They did well under Bielsa but it wasn’t working under him in the end and Jesse Marsch has come in with no Premier League experience and it hasn’t worked for me.

“They’ve lost now Ayling, Dallas, Dan James, Bamford probably won’t play again. That’s probably like three out of five of their best players. The rest of the team is probably a Championship team. I don’t think they will get another point this season. I think Burnley and Everton won’t have to get another point.

“And the biggest problem with Leeds is that there are going to be teams queuing up to sign Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha, even Dallas. They’re going to be left with a Championship squad that won’t be good enough to come straight back up.”

Leeds take on Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday in a game that is almost a must win given the tightness surrounding Everton, Burnley and the Whites at the bottom of the table.

They then travel to Brentford on the final day of the season. Should they fail to pick up any points for the remainder of the campaign, they will be relegated.





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