Leeds United are said to be interested in former Plymouth wonderkid Curtis Nelson as they look to wrap up their summer of recruitment.
The club have had a busy summer with no fewer than 11 signings for the first team but one position seems to have eluded them to this point.
Leeds are in dire need of defensive depth and look to resolve that with the addition of the Oxford United centre half, who could be available for a reasonable fee having only 12 months left on his current deal.
Although, Leeds do face some hard times getting this deal over line with Nelson recently being named club captain and thereby being guaranteed a starting spot for each game, something Leeds may struggle to guarantee.
Nelson would join Pontus Jansson, Liam Cooper and the injured Matthew Pennington in contention for a starting spot and would initially come in as a rotation player.
The 25-year old has previously been linked with great things and is highly regarded in the Football League as one of its highly underrated prospects.
With a move for Nelson likely, it is hoped that Oxford head coach and former assistant at Leeds Pep Clotet would give the Leeds faithful another reason to love him by not standing in the way of any proposed deal.
A move for Nelson could be for a few of around £600k and would see Leeds move away from this summers transfer agenda by locating locally sourced talent instead of going abroad.
What do you think? Should Nelson be Leeds' next summer signing or should the club continue to look abroad? Have your say in the comments below.
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