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Transfer tug-of-war with Real! Bayern have their sights set on England jewel

Max Eberl
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Leeds United’s Archie Gray is regarded as one of the biggest talents in England. Several top clubs are rumoured to be interested in him. These include FC Bayern and Real Madrid.

Top talent Archie Gray from Leeds United is said to have aroused the interest of FC Bayern. According to the English portal HITC, scouts from FC Bayern and Real Madrid were in the stands at Leeds‘ match against Hull City to scrutinise the 18-year-old.

According to reports, match observers from both clubs made the trip to Elland Road to gather impressions of the player. Gray played the full 90 minutes in this Monday night game in England’s Second Division.

Archie Gray
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But it’s not just Real and Bayern who have the youngster on their radar. There is also a lot of interest in England: Liverpool FC, Manchester City and Newcastle United are rumoured to be interested in Gray. Gray has already played 38 games for Leeds this season. He started his professional career as a right-back before moving into central midfield.

Leeds want to keep Gray

Under German head coach Daniel Farke, the „Peacocks“ are in second place in the table and could therefore achieve direct promotion back to the Premier League. This could significantly increase the youngster’s chances of staying.

Those responsible at the English club have high hopes of keeping their jewel in their ranks. He only extended his contract until 2028 in January, although there was already interest from several big clubs at the time.

Leeds United also runs in the family blood: Gray’s father and grandfather played for the club, as did his great-uncle. His younger brother Harry Gray also plays there in the U18s.

Recently, even England national team coach Gareth Southgate had something to say about Gray: „Archie Gray is doing very, very well at Leeds, I have to say.“

He should be particularly attractive to Munich because of his versatility. With his right foot, Gray can play in central midfield, where he spent his entire youth training, but the German record champions could also use him in the right-back position.

This is precisely where Bayern are looking for potential. The problem could be the asking transfer fee, which is rumoured to be between 45 and 60 million.

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