Farke could get Rutter partner in Leeds move for “ridiculous” star

Farke could get Rutter partner in Leeds move for “ridiculous” star
Farke could get Rutter partner in Leeds move for “ridiculous” star

Leeds United may need to turn to attacking power in the summer transfer window to strengthen their options if they lose a number of key players in the coming weeks.

Daniel Farke’s side initially failed to gain promotion to the Premier League and may now be suffering the consequences as other teams take notice of their star players.

Brighton & Hove Albion have reportedly made contact over a deal to sign winger Crysencio Summerville and it has also been reported that right-winger Wilfried Gnonto is pushing for a return to Italy before the window closes.


The German national coach may therefore have to add more players to his selection for the wings to replace any departing players.

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The Athletic recently reported that Leeds are among the clubs interested in signing Liam Millar from FC Basel in the summer.

According to the outlet, Sheffield United and Burnley, both Championship clubs, are also considering signing the former player who is on loan at Preston North End before the 2024/25 season.

It stated that the Canadian international, who is currently competing for his country in the Copa America, is keen to return to England next season following his loan spell at Deepdale.


Having started his career in the youth ranks of Liverpool and Leeds, the Blades and Clarets will be pleased to hear that the talented winger has an affinity for the country and this could open the door for them to sign him this summer .

If the Whites can win the race for the exciting speedster, Farke could land a lethal partner for Georginio Rutter in the final third next season.

Why Liam Millar and Georginio Rutter would be exciting

Firstly, Millar has the potential to be a fantastic signing for Leeds, having already proven his qualities in the Championship during a loan spell at Preston.

The Canadian magician has scored five goals and provided five assists in 27 starts for Ryan Lowe’s side, who have scored the fewest goals (56) in the division’s top ten, showing he can be a threat as a scorer and goalscorer.

His five goals came from an xG of just 3.25 and Farke could capitalize on his goalscoring potential by pairing him with a creative genius like Rutter.

23/24 championship

Georginio Rutter

23/24 Championship

Crysencio Summerville









Great opportunities created


Great opportunities missed






Statistics via Sofascore

As you can see from the table above, the French magician consistently created quality chances for his teammates and that ensured that Summerville had plenty of opportunities to find the back of the net on a regular basis.

Now imagine the number of goals Millar, who outperformed his xG on the left wing at Preston last season, could score with the level of play Rutter can produce in a number ten role.

The 24-year-old star, who was praised by writer Alexandre Gangué-Ruzic as being in ‘ridiculous’ form in the Championship, could thrive playing alongside better players and in a more powerful attacking team, rather than the single-minded Preston team he played for. was inside.


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According to reports, the Whites are planning to sign the player as he leaves a Premier League club.

Millar and Rutter could therefore form a deadly duo at the top of the pitch, as the young winger possesses the finishing skills and creative ability to make the most of the sublime creativity of Leeds’ star man.