Leeds, Palace and Hull battle it out for Arsenal youngster TSS August 6, 2010 Leeds United 55 Comments Simpson celebrates League Cup goal Arsenal’s 21-year-old striker, Jay Simpson is the latest forward to be linked with a move to Elland Road. It’s claimed that several clubs are in the hunt including Crystal Palace and Hull City. It’s believed some of these clubs – including Leeds – have already agreed a fee with Arsenal, believed to be in the region of £1,300,000 leaving the youngster’s future firmly in his own hands. The 21 year old has had loan spells with Millwall, West Brom and QPR where between them, he’s made 105 appearances scoring 25 goals. Not the most prolific stats, but it should be noted that this includes appearances from the bench and the youngster also plays as a winger. Simpson was highly rated at Arsenal as a youth, making his under-18 debut at just 13 years of age. He was also the first player to score a hattrick at the Emirates in an Arsenal reserve team match against Cardiff City. Despite an impressive youth career, Simpson’s only appearances for the Arsenal first team came in the League Cup where he scored twice in three appearances. With such an overwhelming amount of young talent at Arsenal’s disposal, Simpson has found chances few and far between and is now looking for a permanent home elsewhere.