According to the local rumour mill, both Arsenal and Bolton Wanderers have offered Aidy White a contract for the end of this season.

I don’t usually comment on unsubstantiated rumours, but Aidan White is a local lad and I’ve been contacted by a few people claiming to know his family so there may actually be some truth to this one.

It’s also quite feasible that Premier League clubs would take a gamble on young Aidy. With his contract at Leeds due to expire, a relatively small fee is all they’d have to pay Leeds United (for developing him as a youngster).

That just leaves his wages and a signing on fee, which the likes of Arsenal and Bolton Wanderers won’t bat an eyelid at. It’s basically a no-lose gamble for the Premier League clubs and a great opportunity for White.

I suspect Aidan White’s decision will be based upon Leeds’ finish to the season. If we can’t perform a miraculous turnaround on current form, then I predict a mass exodus of players this summer.

The problem we currently have is there is very little hope. After finishing 7th in 2010-11, we need a play-off finish to convince players we’re heading in the right direction. Otherwise, we’re left in a situation where there’s no investment in the team and we’re stagnating in the Championship – they might as well play for Middlesbrough.

In other news, Charlie Taylor has been loaned out to Bradford City, Andy Keogh has returned to Wolves and Andros Townsend has joined on loan from Tottenham Hotspur providing a rare moment of cheer in an otherwise gloomy existence. Put down those razorblades…

  • leedsusa

    ………………..And Lloyd Sam is our new centre half

    • mattbb1

      although nothing surprises me, i can confirm that thompson dropped from midfield to right back, and bruce to the centre, so a 4-4-2

    • leedsusa

      So long old friend

  • Ron_Galea

    Well if we don’t beat Burnley with 10 men, I’d like to wish SG all the best in his next role.

    • Ron_Galea

      Holy shit

  • number1inyorkshire

    if he goes to arsenal he will never be seen again ,Bolton is his best option if there is any truth in this .

    Not sure about white in the long term good at this level ,but a premier league player not sure ,left back not sure at any level ..

  • number1inyorkshire

    1—–0 to 10 men at home .well at least he can clear his desk tonight and say goodbye

    • number1inyorkshire

      bottom half 13th in the division going down ,not literally but position wise

  • mattbb1

    so 10 minutes for grayson to save his job. this is going to be interesting. Surely he is removed if we lose to 10 men at home. Albeit i can only see the website it looks like a dour game, but one in which we have no cutting edge.

    • number1inyorkshire

      @mattbb1 1-1 an own goal

      • mattbb1

        a draw isnt enough to save grayson really.

  • number1inyorkshire

    is a draw to 10 men burnley good enough ?????

    • Ron_Galea

      @number1inyorkshire No. Not at home.

      • number1inyorkshire

        @Ron_Galea i agree, why is forsell not starting now with mccormack ??

  • mattbb1

    Well done Sheena Easton, inspired signing by Grayson, bobbed up in the 88th minute for an equalkiser, what? we need other teams players to score for us….? Forssell, McCormack, Becchio, Sam, Nunez 4 international strikers and we cant get a goal? what the sh`t is going on?

  • number1inyorkshire

    what a manager inspired

  • number1inyorkshire

    will grayson collect his £200 cos he defo got out of jail he owes 1 to mccormack

  • number1inyorkshire

    it was touch and go from 8th to 13th and back 1-0 down ,1-1 from an own goal and a 94th min winner .who said it was easy been a leeds fan then ..never in doubt

    • Ron_Galea

      @number1inyorkshire ha. Luck’s a fortune. If we buy 6 new quality players, this could represent a turning point come May…………

      • number1inyorkshire

        @Ron_Galea 97 mins to get a winner luck 6 new players would be good

  • mattbb1

    just finished a marathon burping and feeding, not me my new son if you were wondering and cant quite believe the 95th minute winner from mccormack, it is real isnt it? i suppose it proves we can live without keogh but still big doubts. Hopefully we’re all just being too negative and this really is just a blip. Imagine the pressure on grayson, could you work for a boss and fanbase who simply give you no slack?

    • number1inyorkshire

      @mattbb1 did you get him for christmas you do know a new son is not just for christmas its for life!!!!..

      funnily enough i have just finished a marathon feeding and burping session KFC though not cow&gate .

      i agree we are fickle but we are fed up aren’t we with good reason .

      on the plus side andros townsend looks the part for a change .more like him would be fantastic

      • mattbb1

        we did get him just before christmas and it already feels likfe a number of years! that said hes an expert dribbler, is vocal and feeds well. I thhink he may be the answer at our problem full back position? yes we are fed up as leeds fans but really what can ken expect if we dont invest in the squad. It was interesting to see thompson have a storming game likewise nunez. maybe they are due a run in the side and grayson needs to think about the so called first choices. Howson, Snodgrass, Lees aside I dont think anyone should be safe. If nothing else clearly some of these poayers need a break.

        • number1inyorkshire

          @mattbb1 Add mccormack to that list

  • Chareose

    white wouldnt get a sniff at Arsenal, better off bedding into Leeds United first then moving on to FIRST team football in the Premiership when he knows its going to happen

    • number1inyorkshire

      @Chareose no chance at arsenal though you could see why Bolton might be showing to sign him .

      I don’t think he is an arsenal player by type is he .

      • TSS

        @number1inyorkshire@Chareose Being left footed gives you a huge advantage in football, plus Aidy has pace to burn. I’d be extremely surprised if he stayed, and even more surprised if he didn’t succeed at a higher level. He’s still young, still developing and may be more suited to a higher level of football where he’ll get more space, support and room to surge forwards

        • number1inyorkshire

          @TSS@Chareose he has those attributes you mention but i would be certain Arsenal will have players with all those mentioned skills already .i am not saying he is not a prem player although not yet ,i just don’t think he is an Arsenal type player .

          i could see him at spurs though

  • Bubionwhite

    If he’s got any ambition, he certainly shouldn’t even consider Bolton … they’ll be playing Champioship football next year. Agree with Chareose, he would be far better off showing a bit of loyalty to the club who spent time, and money on his development … whether it’s in The Premiership or The Championship.

  • Matthew

    Thought we were lucky today, an improvement on performance yes but not typical Leeds level, regardless it was good that Grayson changed things a little and it somewhat worked but the fact we only won from a late goal from Ross and an own goal doesn’t fill me with confidence.

    Regardless hoping this is a turning point for the manager, and that he’l realise he has a squad full of hungry players thwt would love to be playing every week, thus if some of his favs aren’t performing, drop them and try someone else. mixing up your playing pieces will only benefit the team on a whole.

  • Gryff

    White has potential. But with some of the lads who leave Arsenal every year I’d be surprised if they wanted White. Bolton, maybe. Either way wouldn’t that be illegal? I thought you could only offer a contract 6 months before for players playing outside England?

    “friends of the family.” Call me a cynic, but that’s an old one.

    • TSS

      @Gryff I’m as cynical as you mate, I’d just heard it too many times to rule it out completely. Either way, I’d be extremely surprised if someone doesn’t make a move.

      The six month thing is definitely false – can’t you remember the Beckford saga and all the talk of pre-contracts around this time of year?

      • Gryff

        @TSS@Gryff My memory doesn’t stretch more than about a month lol.

        Whenever I heard about pre-contracts I assumed it was just big clubs tapping lads up…

  • Goug4

    Some of these comments posted during yesterdays game are gold.

    • Goug4

      I better comment on the story too! It would be a shame to see White leave, but if we don’t go up I agree that we’ll see a mass exodus.