Former Premier League striker Gabriel Agbonlahor has recently urged Leeds to make a move for Crystal Palace left-back Patrick van Aanholt.
The Whites have recently been linked with a move for Van Aanholt, whose future seems to be up in the air. Agbonlahor has now given his opinion about a possible Leeds move for the Dutchman.
Leeds target described as ‘Mr. Reliable’
Agbonlahor was recently in conversation with Football Insider and and he talked about Leeds’ links with a move for Van Aanholt. He described the left-back to be ‘Mr. Reliable’ and someone who’s very good going forward too.
The former Aston Villa man believes that he ‘would be a great signing’ for the Whites and not just that, but any club in the Premier League would love to have him the first-team.
Should Leeds sign Van Aanholt in the summer?
Agbonlahor said: “He’s played a lot of Premier League games. He’s Mr Reliable and he’s very good going forward.
“I think that would be a great signing and it’s something that Leeds should pursue. Any club in the Premier League, not the top six or seven, but anyone below would love to have him. He’s a great left-back.”
The report from the Mirror has stated that Van Aanholt is now looking for the next move of his career as his contract ticks down and he’s one of the left-back options that the Whites are looking at.
Van Aanholt could indeed be a great move for Leeds
The 30-year-old Van Aanholt has loads of experience of playing in the Premier League, having played for Palace, Sunderland and even Chelsea. He has 21 Premier League goals to his name, along with 15 assists.
Ezgjan Alioski’s current contract at Elland Road runs out in the summer transfer window, meaning that Leeds could lose a left-back option in the next few months. Because of that, it is easy to see why Marcelo Bielsa wants another left-back in the side.
Van Aanholt’s Premier League experience suggests that he can certainly do a job for Leeds, even if only for the short-term while youngsters like Leif Davis break through and develop.
In other news, a Leeds star has been linked with a move to Spain – read more here.
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