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‘He will fly under Bielsa’ – Leeds United snap-up exciting midfield talent: Six Pointer



Leeds United have made an excellent start to the Championship season, currently sat at the summit of the table with five games played.

But that has not stopped them busying themselves in the transfer market and on Thursday they completed the signing of 17-year-old Carlisle youth product Josh Galloway.

So, who is the youngster? What can we expect from him?

Here to answer all those questions and more in today’s six-pointer is FLW writer Louie Chandler…

Who is he?

“Galloway is a 17-year-old central midfielder from Carlisle with plenty of energy.

“Last season he was frequently touted as one of the fourth-tier’s brightest talents with Leeds winning the race for him in the end.

“He joined Carlisle at under-10 level and leaves having yet to make a first-team appearance, although he was a regular during their pre-season.”

What will he bring to Leeds?

“He mainly brings even more hope for the future.

“With the likes of Mateusz Bogusz in a similar position, Leeds now look to be very well stocked in the midfield department for the forseeable future and Galloway undoubtedly adds to that.

“In terms of style, he will bring an energy and a tenaciousness to the Whites midfield, if he is deemed ready for the first-team.”

Is he likely to be made part of the first-team?

“I highly doubt it.

“Once Marcelo Bielsa has a settled starting XI it is hard to break into it so I suspect that Galloway will find himself in the reserves for his first season at least.

“However, there are certainly worst positions to be in than learning from Carlos Corberan, who led such a successful side last time, and who is widely tipped to be the man who succeeds Bielsa in leading the first-team when he leaves.”

Is Marcelo Bielsa the right man to lead him?

“I don’t think there is a manager in football a young player could benefit more from.

“In terms of picking up the right attitude traits – hardwork, teamwork etc – his regime will also turn him physically into everything needed in a modern footballer to play at the very top.

“The rest just comes down to him. If he is willing to accept that regime and really get stuck-in then he will fly under Bielsa.”

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Do you think Leeds will turn out to be the right move for him?

“I think it will.

“Even if he does not end up breaking into the first-team before departing I think he will learn so much at the Whites that he wouldn’t be able to learn anywhere else.

“Being surrounded by the likes of Kalvin Phillips, Adam Forshaw and Mateusz Klich can’t do his development any harm either, can it?”

Should the fans be excited?

“First and foremost they need to be patient.

“Galloway is still very young and very raw in terms of his abilities but there is certainly a player there and the Elland Road faithful need to trust Marcelo Bielsa to get the best out of him in the long-run.”

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