By Pranav Shahaney

31st May, 2022 | 12:15pm

Leeds United lead Newcastle United and Brighton in race to sign Birmingham City youngster George Hall - report

Leeds United are reportedly leading Newcastle United and Brighton in the race to sign Birmingham City youngster George Hall.

According to the Daily Mail, the Whites are already weighing up a seven-figure offer to sign the 17-year-old this summer.

The Championship side are believed to be fighting firm in order to fend off interest from Premier League clubs and keep him at St. Andrew’s.

Highly rated

The teenager is highly rated in the Championship and has had an unbelievable season for the Birmingham youth teams.

However, if there are top flight teams showing an interest in him, sometimes it becomes too difficult to turn down.

If Birmingham are so desperate to keep him and Hall wants to leave, ideally, he can sign this summer and return to his current employers on a season-long loan.

That will give Birmingham plenty of time to find a replacement and also for the club that’s signed him to monitor his progress out on loan where he will get more first-team minutes.

He made just two senior appearances this past season but there’s a very good possibility that his game time increases next season.

His versatility is something that has impressed Leeds and they’ve been known to be interested in signing central midfielders and the 17-year-old may just be the ideal player for the future.

It remains to be seen if Brighton and Newcastle let Leeds get away with the player if they up their interest.

In other Leeds United news, The Whites, along with Rangers and Celtic are keen on Cardiff City youngster Japhet Matondo.