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