This article is part of Football League World’s ‘The Verdict’ series, which provides personal opinions from the FLW writers regarding the latest breaking news, teams, players, managers, potential signings and more…
Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has half an eye on the future with the Whites expressing an interest in Hutchison Vale winger Bruno Davidson, according to a report in the Scottish Sun.
So should Leeds be considering a move for Davidson? Is he needed at Elland Road?
“This looks like a move that could pay serious dividends in the future for the Whites.
“The 15-year-old has drawn a lot of attention, including top-flight clubs like Celtic and Wolves, and it looks as if he is a young player with a lot of potential.
“The teenager is unlikely to have any effect on Leeds current promotion campaign, so you would hardly say this is a signing they need to make but it’s certainly one that could look a fantastic decision in a few years time.
“It would certainly be on-brand with some of their recent recruitment, with a number of teenagers joining the U23s and U18s in the summer.”
“Although there is no doubting that Davidson is an exciting prospect, Leeds ought to steer clear of signing him in the January transfer window.
“Currently playing at non-league level in Scotland for Hutchison Vale, the 15-year-old may struggle to adapt to life in the Championship given just how competitive the division can be on a weekly basis.
“Furthermore, given that Leeds have the likes of Jack Harrison, Helder Costa and Pablo Hernandez at their disposal, it could be argued that they do not necessarily need to strengthen in the wide areas.
“Taking this into consideration, it may be beneficial for Marcelo Bielsa to hold fire on signing Davidson as there is no guarantee that the winger will be able to deliver the goods over the coming months at Elland Road.”
Should Leeds United be considering a move for Bruno Davidson?
“Davidson certainly looks like a really exciting player with a huge amount of potential, and in the long run, he could turn out to be a really important player for Leeds.
“He’s only 15 years of age, but he’s already attracting glances from some very big clubs in the EFL as well as over in Scotland, so that speaks for itself in some ways.
“Leeds do have plenty of talented youngsters coming through the ranks at Elland Road, though, with the likes of Stuart McKinstry and Alfie McCalmont still yet to be given a proper, regular run of games in the first-team.
“The Whites need to focus on their current crop of young players first, before looking to go out and sign a few more players. Jude Bellingham has proved at Birmingham, though, that age is just a number and if you’re good enough, you’re old enough.”