Leeds United manager Uwe Rosler explained on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show for talkSPORT that the club’s owner Massimo Cellino has repeated a key message over the club’s best young players.
Rosler says he’s under no pressure to cash in on the club’s young assets, with Leeds preparing for a season where they will be aiming to push for at least a play-off place in the Championship.
Cellino explained recently in the Yorkshire Evening Post that his club had no intention of selling the club’s best players and that message hasn’t changed despite the new season now being two weeks away and despite the fact that the transfer window is open.
“He’s (Sam Byram) playing very well and has a contract with us. Obviously he’s a talented young English player, so people are going to be sniffing around him, but Mr Cellino has told me we don’t need to sell,” Rosler told talkSPORT.
“There are no plans whatsoever to sell one of our young talented players.”
Youngsters vital for Leeds
The younger players in the Leeds United squad have proven to be vital to the quality and consistency of the first team.
They showed last season under old manager Neil Redfearn that they can definitely compete and excel at Championship level, with plenty of younger players now holding key positions all over the team.
No point in cashing in
There is little value in Leeds cashing in on Sam Byram or any of their younger players because there is no guarantee that they would be able to reinvest the money.
Byram, Lewis Cook, Alex Mowatt, Charlie Taylor and plenty more all represent the sorts of players that it would be very difficult for the club to replace.