Liverpool also interested…Leeds’ 18-year-old midfielder Archie Gray for £70-80m

Liverpool also interested...Leeds' 18-year-old midfielder Archie Gray for £70-80m Transfers

Liverpool worked to revamp its midfielders last summer, and there is speculation that the team will further strengthen its midfield.Interest in attacking midfielders such as Florian Wirtz and Jamal Musiala has been reported in various media outlets.

One such player is 18-year-old midfielder Archie Gray, who continues to impress at Leeds United and has played in all but two games in the Championship, starting in over 90% of them.

His impressive performances since the start of the season have attracted the attention of not only Liverpool, but also the top clubs in the Premier League.

The youngster’s departure is attracting a lot of attention, and defensive midfielder Carlton Palmer, who has been with the club during his playing days and has also played 18 games for England, has mentioned the player’s transfer.

Leeds United, he said, would demand between 70 and 80 million pounds from any club that tried to acquire him.

“Leeds are planning to sit down with Archie Gray this summer and discuss extending his contract further.”

“Archie’s had a fantastic season for Leeds, who currently sit top of the Championship at the moment.

“Gray has been outstanding, with 36 league appearances so far this season, proving both his versatility and his ability.”

“The 18-year-old’s current deal has him with the club until 2028, but the club are looking to extend that even further.”

“This makes sense, to tie the player down, with speculation surrounding him from top Premier League clubs and European teams.”

“Gray’s only 18, but he’s doing well under Daniel Farke by playing regularly, so shouldn’t be in any rush to leave.”

“But Leeds want to protect themselves, for sure, by tying him down to a longer-term contract, and I’m sure there would be a massive release clause in there.”

“It’s believed Gray is on about £5,000 per week at 18. Top players at the football club will be on far more than that. Some might be on £70,000 – these will be players who were playing in the Premier League [last season].”

“So, you would think that he’d get a significant rise, maybe around the £30,000-35,000 mark.”

“And, I would think there will be a break clause within that, should anybody come in for the player.”

“Leeds would probably be looking for £70-80 million for him.”

“Obviously, Archie Gray should be sensible enough to know that if Leeds United are promoted – and I think they will be – that he has the chance to play in the Premier League.”

“Whilst Leeds themselves will know that if he performs well, then his value skyrockets.”

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