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Leeds United target Derby County midfielder Louie Sibley

The Whites have added plenty of young players to the ranks this summer, with Sibley anew name on the list.

Derby County v Reading - Sky Bet Championship
Sibley features for Derby in the Championship against Reading at Pride Park.
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Leeds United have set their sights on Derby youngster Louis Sibley as the club look to continue their transfer policy in adding the best young talent they can get their hands on.

Joe Gelhardt, Sam Greenwood, Dani van den Heuvel, Cody Drameh, Crysencio Summerville and Charlie Allen have been signed this summer from the UK and Holland. They’ve all impressed since their arrivals and are fitting into the club’s style of play.

Following the end of the international transfer window, Leeds have very little time to finish any business that they would like to do but only with EFL clubs. Todd Cantwell is name that met wide circulation as the window came to a close, but Leeds have since gone cold on a move for the Norwich midfielder.

Football Insider originally reported the interest before The Athletic backed the dubious reports made by the website, with Ryan Conway saying on Twitter that it is unclear whether Leeds will make a concrete approach for the 19-year old.

Sibley made his breakthrough into Derby’s first team last season, scoring five and assisting three in the Championship and the League Cup in the 2019/2020 season, amounting to 881 minutes worth of game time. This gave him a record of a direct goal involvement every 110 minutes for Derby last season, a very impressive record for a young player just arriving to senior football.

In the Premier League 2 and UEFA Youth League last season; Sibley scored five and assisted seven from 15 appearances - this comes to a rate of a direct goal involvement every 108 minutes of football.

In true Bielsa fashion, Sibley is a versatile midfielder who has some experience as an ‘eight’, ‘ten’, holding midfielder, wide midfielder, striker and full-back during his time in Derby’s youth team. his record so far in his short career has been astounding and he’s clearly a young player held in high regard in this country, and would likely be a fantastic signing for anyone who signs him up.