Liverpool line up summer bid for 17-year-old Leeds midfielder Gray

EXCLUSIVE: Liverpool line up £40m move for Leeds’ 17-year-old star Archie Gray, just three months after his first-team debut, as Premier League clubs take notice of the brilliant midfielder

  • Gray has played regularly for Leeds in the Championship under Daniel Farke
  • Able to play in midfield or at right-back, he is compared to Alexander-Arnold 
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Liverpool are preparing a summer bid for Leeds midfield player Archie Gray in a move that could cost them over £40million. 

The 17-year-old has emerged as one of the stars of the Championship this season, playing in all but one of Leeds’ games since making his professional debut on the opening day of the campaign.

Gray has been compared to Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold due to his athleticism and ability to play in midfield and at right-back. 

The teenager was named on Leeds’ bench for a Premier League game against Arsenal when he was just 16 two years ago, and was a regular substitute under Marcelo Bielsa and Javi Gracia, but was not given his debut under Daniel Farke took over manager this season.

Leeds would be reluctant to sell a player who joined their Academy at the age of nine, and is the great nephew of club icon Eddie Gray, but with other Premier League clubs including Crystal Palace and Everton also interested they may have little choice. 

Liverpool are preparing a summer bid for Leeds United’s teenage rising star Archie Gray

Gray (right) has played regularly this season and is valued by Leeds at up to £50million

Gray has been compared to Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold because of his versatility 

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Gray is valued at between £40m and £50m by Leeds, and with his current contract expiring in 2025 the club may be forced to cash in next summer.

Gray’s father Andy also played for Leeds before moving to Nottingham Forest and enjoying a successful career in the EFL, which also saw him win two international caps for Scotland. 

His 14-year-old brother, Harry, is also highly rated by Leeds and has established himself as a regular in the club’s under 18s.


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