The Sunday Times claim Leeds United are set to bid upwards of £1,000,000 for Arsenal’s Henri Lansbury. 

Lansbury spent last season on loan at Norwich City where he narrowly missed out on the Championship’s Young Player of the Season Award to Connor Wickham. He also scored against Leeds United in the 2-2 draw at Elland Road back in February.

After a summer of little excitement for Whites fans, Henri Lansbury could well be the inspirational signing fans have been waiting for.

But with a rumoured fee upwards of £1m, Leeds United fans will be somewhat sceptical of the link. Very little has been spent on player acquisitions since Simon Grayson arrived from Blackpool and with £7m currently being absorbed by East Stand redevelopments, some fans believe the transfer kitty is empty.

Another reason not to get your hopes up is the injury crisis Arsene Wenger is currently having to contend with. Tomas Rosicky, Jack Wiltshere and Alex Song are just three players from a growing injury list at The Emirates.

Considering the rumoured fee, the shortage of midfielders currently available to Wenger and the standard caution you have to meet any rumour with, I wouldn’t suggest having “Lansbury” printed on the back of your new glow-in-the-dark away shirt just yet.

But Henri Lansbury is the kind of player that would fit perfectly into an exciting, attack-minded Leeds United midfield. Perhaps Grayson has had funds all along and as other deals fell through he decided to throw all his eggs in one basket for a big name signing before the transfer window closes? Fingers crossed.