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Breaking:Leeds scouts keeping a particularly close eye on £10,000-a-week Sunderland star on Tuesday night

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Tuesday night’s game between the Whites and Sunderland will feature a player that Leeds United is hoping to sign in the summer.

Leeds wants to return to the Premier League.

Following a disappointing 2022–23 campaign that resulted in relegation, Leeds is hoping to return to the Premier League quickly. Prior to the midweek games, the Yorkshire team is in third place in the Championship, one point behind Ipswich in second place and two behind Leicester in the lead in the league.

It is not yet certain that they will return to the top division this season, but based on their rumored summer intentions, it appears they are optimistic they will in 2023/10. Late last month, there were rumors circulating that Leeds was considering making a deal for Kalvin Phillips, a former midfield player. There have been rumors circulating that Leeds would “jump at the chance” to re-sign FC Barcelona’s Raphinha.

Kalvin Phillips for West Ham

The Championship team appears to be searching for more than just previous players, though, as a new player is currently being predicted to move to Elland Road.

Leeds scouts monitoring the Sunderland player

According to This Is Anfield, Leeds is one of the teams monitoring Sunderland goalkeeper Anthony Patterson. The story mentions Liverpool’s interest, of course, but it also says that Leicester, Arsenal, and Leeds are all interested in signing the goalkeeper.

Patterson, a 23-year-old from Newcastle who attended Sunderland’s academy, has established himself as the starting striker for the Black Cats. Leeds will thus get a close look at their rumored transfer target when they play Sunderland at Elland Road on Tuesday night.

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Leeds should be pleased with what they see, if former Sunderland manager Tony Mowabray’s recent remarks on Patterson are any indication.

“The goalie is a top goalie, listen to him.” Having played football for almost 40 years, I can attest to this young player’s exceptional talent and wonderful disposition.

He is unfazed by anything and maintains his composure throughout, not hopping around and losing track of time. He’s a very composed goaltender with excellent saves.

Leeds supporters may anticipate that Patterson will put their team back a significant amount of change based on his performances this season and the reviews he has received. Nonetheless, Transfermarket estimates the goalie’s worth at almost £8 million, despite his current weekly salary of barely £10,000.

It seems sense that teams like Liverpool and Arsenal are interested in Patterson given the comparatively modest costs associated with a possible deal. Leeds, though, may be able to give the young keeper more regular action, and though it’s not official yet, they might even be able to do it in the Premier League, in contrast to most of the teams rumored to be interested in Patterson.

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