Leeds United fans in the Transfer Tavern will be expecting a number of arrivals in the summer, as well as a huge clear out, and as such will surely be delighted with what they have heard about a possible transfer target.
Paul Heckingbottom will be looking to make his impact felt on the squad as he enters his first transfer window as the Whites’ boss, and will be looking at a number of key areas in a bid to improve the squad.
Many of the locals will feel that he needs players all across the pitch, with goalkeepers, defenders and attackers all an issue for the former Barnsley manager to address. The defence has been a particular cause for concern, yet they may have been handed a boost to help strengthen that part of the field.
And that’s because, according to The Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay on Twitter, summer transfer target Kyle Bartley has asked for his release from Swansea City, and would prefer a move back to Elland Road.
Kyle Bartley latest – has indicated to Swansea that he wants to leave. Swansea prepared to sell at the right price. Leeds first choice for him. Rangers also keen. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) May 18, 2018
And this recent news is sure to come as a potentially huge boost to manager Heckingbottom in his pursuit of the centre back, with it plausible that they may indeed be able to win the race for the Swans ace.
Landlord’s Verdict: The former Leeds defender had a solid season with the Whites a couple of years ago during a loan spell with the club, and made himself a fan favourite within a short period of time.
The 27-year-old would certainly help to shore up the defensive back line, and the locals would look for him to reunite with Pontus Jansson in the centre to help give them a solid foundation next season.
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