Paul Heckingbottom may have found his first man to join the club in the summer.
Free agent Andy Yiadom is said to be high on the head coach’s list of potential additions and now the club are free to move ahead.
With the Championship season now over (apart from them pesky playoffs we’d prefer not to talk about) Leeds are free to get a deal across the table for Yiadom who has already stated he won’t be staying at Barnsley.
The 26-year old will not command any fee due to him being available for a bosman transfer and over the age of compensation currently still 24.
The pacy full back who can also star as a midfielder is known for his blistering pace and ability to track back from forward positions.
However, with Leeds currently boasting five full backs in their squad with Lewie Coyle also to return from a superb loan spell at Fleetwood, it is unsure whether the Leeds United transfer committee will green light the deal.
Yiadom may not cause a high financial constraint but the club are currently looking to streamline their squad and signing another full back may not make financial sense.
With the talented Bryce Hosannah signing a new deal at the club, the committee may see a potential youngster filling the void should he be called upon.
If Yiadom does join, Leeds receive a Championship proven full back who is versatile and adds the squad depth we need but apparently don’t want.
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By Ryan Ingham