Advertiser DisclosureWe want to bring you the best content and the best offers. Just so you know, we may collect compensation from the links on this page, and some of our reviewers are compensated for contributing content to this website.

‘He’s a massive Leeds fan’ – Patrick Bamford on the Barcelona star who asked Illan Meslier for his jersey

‘He’s a massive Leeds fan’ – Patrick Bamford on the Barcelona star who asked Illan Meslier for his jersey

 

A bizarre story centering on Leeds United star Patrick Bamford, and Barcelona attacker Ousmane Dembele, has come to the fore online on Friday.

Leeds impressing

Marcelo Bielsa’s Whites have of course enjoyed a fine campaign to date.

In the club’s first year back in the top-flight since 2004, they have not looked at all overwhelmed, regularly going toe-to-toe with the country’s biggest clubs.

Such exploits have seen Leeds climb to 11th in the Premier League table, with a top-half finish not at all out of the question.

Results aside, though, the undoubted highlight of the Peacocks’ campaign thus far has come in the form of their expansive football.

The famed ‘Bielsa ball’ has continued to fire on all cylinders at Elland Road in 2020/21, helping the club to a hefty 45 league goals scored – more than the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Everton.

‘The guy from Barcelona!’

And, as revealed by none other than top scorer Patrick Bamford, Leeds’ attacking brand of football has gone on to earn the club one particularly high-profile admirer, in Spain.

The individual in question? Ousmane Dembele.

Speaking to the Whites’ official podcast earlier today, Bamford recalled an altogether bizarre post-match moment, on the back of Leeds’ recent win at Fulham.

The incident saw the English hitman approached by teammate Illan Meslier, who asked for his jersey, to pass on to none other than Barcelona wide-man Dembele:

‘After the Fulham game he [Meslier] was like: ‘I need your shirt please’. I said: ‘Yeah, it’s fine. Who for?’ He said: ‘Ah, Dembele’. I said: ‘Wait, who?’ He said: ‘The guy from Barcelona’.’

Bamford went on to reveal that the French international (and fellow countryman of Meslier) is ‘a massive fan of Leeds’, with Dembele having since signed a Barca shirt of his own to pass back to the in-form goalscorer:

‘I was like: ‘What, he wants my shirt?’ and he was like ‘yeah, he wants yours and Kalvin [Phillips]’s shirts because he’s a massive fan of Leeds and watches every game’.’

‘I was like ‘you serious?’ And I said: ‘Okay, but you’ve got to get me his shirt then in return’. So, he FaceTimed me at midnight the other day and showed me this Barcelona shirt that says: ‘To my bro Bamford, from Dembele’.’

 

Ezgjan Alioski ‘has decided’ to depart Leeds as free agent Galatasaray switch lined up

Barcelona fans support plans for controversial new away kit. Real Madrid fans may want to look away now…

 


This article was edited by Josh Barker.

Leeds betting odds, next game:

Leeds vs Liverpool odds: result, both teams to score, correct score & goalscorers

Leeds vs Liverpool Full time result
Leeds
15/4
Draw
16/5
Liverpool
13/20
Leeds vs Liverpool Result/Both teams score Yes No
Leeds 6/1 17/2
Liverpool 2/1
Draw 15/4 18/1
Leeds vs Liverpool Correct Score
Leeds
Liverpool
Leeds vs Liverpool Goalscorers First Last Anytime
Mohamed Salah5/4 5/4 8/13
Diogo Jota2/1 2/1 10/11
Patrick Bamford12/5 12/5 8/5
Sadio Mane12/5 12/5 11/10
Divock Origi11/4 11/4 7/5

Leeds's latest videos

Spotlight | Dazzling Dallas masterclass stuns City | Man City 1-2 Leeds United
Spotlight | Dazzling Dallas masterclass stuns City | Man City 1-2 Leeds United
The best moments from a sensational display from Stuart Dallas in midfield for Leeds…
2021-04-12T16:30:02Z
AMAZING DALLAS DOUBLE! All The Angles | Man City 1-2 Leeds United
AMAZING DALLAS DOUBLE! All The Angles | Man City 1-2 Leeds United
Watch All The Angles from Stuart Dallas' goals from our amazing 2-1 win over…
2021-04-11T14:59:00Z
table
# Team MP D P
Premier League 20/21
Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 19
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 19
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 16
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 14
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 14
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 14
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 13
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 12
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 12
Gundogan, Ilkay Manchester City FC 12
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 10
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 10
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City FC 9
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 9
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City FC 9
Barnes, Harvey Leicester City FC 9
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 9
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 9
Soucek, Tomas West Ham United FC 9
Pereira, Matheus West Bromwich Albion 8