Leeds United fans in the Transfer Tavern are absolutely livid with our landlord, who claims West Bromwich Albion are targeting their favoured son Charlie Taylor.
The 23-year-old is one of their own at Elland Road, born in nearby York and having risen through the Whites’ academy before making his debut as a 17-year-old back in 2011.
Taylor’s gone on to make over 100 appearances for the Whites, including 28 outings in the Championship this season, and is widely rated by frequenters of the Tavern as one of the best defenders in the division.
He’s certainly played an important role in Leeds’ bid for promotion via the playoffs this season, but that has inevitably attracted interest from the Premier League – with The Daily Mail mooting the former England U19 as a a transfer target for West Brom.
The Baggies have been without a resident left-back all season, with loan signing Brendan Galloway, versatile defender Allan Nyom and midfielder Chris Brunt filling the No.3 berth for periods of the campaign.
Valued at £4.25million by Transfermarkt, Taylor represents a potentially reasonably-priced addition; but Leeds will surely feel capable of fending off interest if they make it back to the Premier League in time for 2017/18.
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