The winter transfer window has opened for over three weeks and clubs have a little over one week to bolster their squad before the window ends. Premier League side Leeds United have been constantly depleted due to injuries. Despite the numerous injuries suffered to important first team players, Leeds United have not resorted to thecurrent transfer window to solve their lack of first team players. In the absence of new signings, Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa can completely turn to the young players such as Lewis Bate until injured players such as England international Kalvin Philips, club skipper Liam Cooper and Patrick Bamford can return to full fitness.



The aforementioned Bate has been likened to Dutch football legend Clarence Seedorf, a multiple Champions League winners. Clarence Seedorf is theonly player to win the Champions League title with three different teams. He won the Champions League title at Ajax Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Spanish team Real Madrid and Italian club AC Milan.

Leeds United teenager Bate has been compared with Clarence Seedorf as they share some similarities, but his idols are Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard and Chelsea legend Frank Lampard.

Bate was snapped up by Leeds United from the Chelsea Academy at the start of this season. The Whites were reported to have paid around £1.5m to secure his transfer from the West London giants. The 19-year-old midfielder was given the chance to shine in the Premier League when he made his debut for Leeds United against West Ham United away from.

Leeds United boss Bielsa handed Bate his Premier League debut as a substitute for Adam Forshaw in the first half of the West Ham game. He was taken off in the second half for the more experienced Spanish attacker Rodrigo Moreno as the Whites tried to hang on to a 3-2 lead. In the end, Leeds United were successful in trying to secure a morale-boosting win at the expense of the Hammers.