BBC Leeds is reporting that a seven figure bid has been made for Crewe midfielder Luke Murphy. This has come as a surprise to the majority of Leeds fans, who were given the impression last week that the club has little or no money to spend, culminating in the loan of Steve Morison to Millwall in an attempt to free up much needed wages.
The report from Adam Pope has been responded to positively, not least as it swells the club with positivity going forward. There is a sense of surprise and disbelief that the club can afford such a fee. Leeds will have to compete with the likes of Blackburn and Wolves to secure the transfer, the former of whom had seemed likely to sign Murphy before Leeds provided a hitch in the deal.
A move would be incredibly positive for the club, with the securing of a young, talented midfielder from the famed Crewe production line adding hugely to the Leeds squad. Given the word of financial issues at Elland Road last week, questions must also be asked about where the money is coming from, and not only that, but whether this is just an attempt at PR, which would seem foolish in the extreme.