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Leeds: Whites had late move for Harrison Ashby blocked

Leeds: Whites had late move for Harrison Ashby blocked -Leeds United News

Leeds United had a late move for West Ham defender Harrison Ashby blocked, according to Alan Nixon.

The Lowdown: Deadline Day chaos

The Whites were involved in plenty of deadline day drama, with Victor Orta failing in late moves for two forwards in Cody Gakpo and Bamba Dieng.

Leeds did end up bringing in a forward in teenager Wilfried Gnonto, although it appears as if another youngster was wanted at Elland Road.

Reports on deadline day said that Leeds made an offer for Ashby, who has been hailed as ‘fearless’ by West Ham podcaster Sam Delaney, and Nixon has backed up those claims.

The Latest: Blocked move

Nixon shared a West Ham transfer story for The Sun on Saturday evening in which he name-checked Leeds when it came to Ashby.

The reliable reporter said that the Hammers blocked moves to Leeds and Newcastle for the 20-year-old despite him initially being allowed to leave and will now look to offer him fresh terms.

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The Verdict: Well-stocked

Ashby is primarily a right-back who can also line out at centre-back and has already made six senior appearances for the Hammers, one of which came this season in a Europa Conference League qualifier.

It looks as if the 20-year-old could be a future star, so if West Ham didn’t go back on their word, Leeds could have struck gold by signing another Irons starlet after Sonny Perkins.

However, Jesse Marsch’s squad is already well-stocked at right-back with Rasmus Kristensen, Luke Ayling and youngster Cody Drameh, so the club may not view it as a major blow. Nonetheless, it seems as if transfer deadline day could have been very different for the Whites if all went to plan.


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