Leeds United are blessed with a wealth of top talent in their Under-23s squad. Here, we take a look at who is the most popular player according to Google trends, together with who is the most likely to enjoy sustained success in the first team.
Since their return to the Premier League in summer 2020, Leeds have invested heavily in their youth set-up. As part of the club’s long-term vision under director of football Victor Orta, Leeds have been snapping up some of the best young talent in the country.
Learning their craft under the expert eye of Under-23s coach Mark Jackson, Leeds ultimately hope to save themselves millions in transfer fees by putting in place a selection of players one day capable of success.
Playing in the same high-energy, high-press fashion, United’s Under-23s earned promotion to Premier League 2 Division One in Jackson’s first season. Now competing with the country’s other best youngsters, United have a plethora of emerging talent all looking well-placed to make the senior team one day.
And with first-team head coach Marcelo Bielsa relying on a small crop which regularly dips into their Under-23s talent pool, there is a clear and obvious pathway for these young stars to succeed.
But which of these emerging talents is most likely to become a regular in the Premier League under Bielsa? Here, using Google search intelligence, together with our own percentage ranking system, we have outlined the five stars most likely to succeed at Leeds.