Phil Hay has been speaking on the latest edition of The Athletic’s The Phil Hay Show, and he has been talking about all things Leeds United.
One of the topics that Hay spent some time on was Sam Greenwood after the impressive start to life the 18-year-old has made at Elland Road.
This led to Hay discussing Greenwood, and he had some kind words for the youngster.
It seems as if Arsenal were quite keen to keep Greenwood, but he felt a move to Elland Road would be better for his career, and Hay sounds impressed with what he has seen.
He said: “He’s started really well at Leeds and he was very well thought of at Arsenal, and they weren’t rushing to get him out [of] the door this summer.
“He made it pretty apparent that he felt there would be a better pathway for him at Leeds and in the end, Leeds paid £1.5m for him, which I think could be very good value but it’s still [a] substantial investment for a player who is coming into the academy rather than the first team.
“From what we’ve seen of him so far, his movement and his finishing and everything else, he looks like a very natural striker.”
TIF Thoughts on Hay’s view on Sam Greenwood…
Are you expecting big things from Greenwood?
Yes, he looks very good
No, too early to tell
Since joining Leeds, Greenwood has scored five goals in just three appearances for the Under-23s.
He was recently called up to the England Under-19 squad where he has unfortunately suffered an injury that will keep him out for 3-4 weeks.
However, hopefully for his sake, he can come back from this injury and continue his fine start to life at Elland Road.
It will be intriguing to see how he develops with the Whites for the rest of the season.