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Leeds could now turn attention to Mason Holgate

Leeds could now turn attention to Mason Holgate - Leeds United News

Leeds United could now turn their attention to Everton defender Mason Holgate after singing Max Wober.

The Lowdown: First arrival

The Whites have been quick to act in the January transfer window, bringing in Wober from RB Salzburg. The Austrian will provide competition at centre-back and left-back in Yorkshire, with Jesse Marsch landing a third player from Salzburg after Rasmus Kristensen and Brenden Aaronson.

Further additions could be on the cards in Yorkshire, though, with the club linked with a number of players, one of which being Holgate.

The Latest: Holgate speculation

Reports last month claimed that the Whites have already made an approach over a move for Holgate, with Everton looking to raise transfer funds.

The Sun then shared a story following Leeds’ swoop for Wober on Tuesday morning, saying the club could now turn their attention to other targets, once again name-checking Holgate. They also brought up a previous in-house update on youngster Mateo Joseph, suggesting he is in line for a fresh Elland Road contract.

The Verdict: Not needed

Holgate, labelled as “absolutely superb” by Liverpool ECHO reporter Sam Carroll, has plenty of Premier League experience and can play in a number of defensive positions.

However, Leeds look fairly well-stocked at the back now after signing Wober and handing out new deals to Pascal Struijk and Diego Llorente.

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Therefore, their priority should be on bringing in an attacker, especially with Patrick Bamford reportedly suffering an injury setback.

Rodrigo is Jesse Marsch’s only fit senior centre-forward option as a result, so someone like Southampton’s Che Adams, who has been linked, could be a better target than Holgate.

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